The long wait is over – almost. Firefox 4 is set to be released tomorrow, March 22. Mozilla has yet to really announce the date yet, so the lack of a big marketing blitz is somewhat puzzling. However, going from the release schedule this does seem to be the case.
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Want to experience the future of the Web, today? Taking it’s lead from the famous "World of Tomorrow" events you used to see boasted about at the old World’s Fairs – this new website from Mozilla acts as a showcase of demos for what Firefox 4 can do.
Mozilla’s open and free alternative to Chrome’s web store is up and running. It might not be much to look at just yet, but it does show a lot of promise when it comes to how Mozilla will handle it’s own open web apps store. Developers who are interested in developing apps for the browser can do so very easily. The OWA Application Manifest is now stable, so there is no more worry about changing code or policy there.
After a day of Minecrafting and playing outside with my nephews and niece, I was surprised last night to find yet another Firefox 4 beta had been released. Firefox 4 – Beta 12 is now available for download. So what has changed since the last beta? The big fix this time around is when it comes to delivering better performance when watching online videos.
It has been a long time since I wore a pair of Nike shoes – but I am thinking about picking up a new pair. So, what do you think about the design above? Brass Monki, the custom sneaker designer, recently released pictures of shoes he customized with the Firefox, Google and Twitter logos and designs in mind.
Most of the shoes on the website run around $350 and up, however I could not find the above shoes for sale anywhere on the Brass Monki website. I would say though, this would be a true devotion for any Firefox fan to make. Upgrade your feet, and keep an eye on the Brass Monki website for more information on when these new sneakers will be available.
Anybody who has read this website for some time knows I like to be optimistic when it comes to Mozilla, however I am not sure if I have much faith in the new Do Not Track system that has been partially put in place in the latest beta of Firefox 4. So what is all this buzz about Do Not Track about?
It appears Firefox will be taking great leaps in development by the end of 2011. The official Firefox roadmap was recently updated and shows that Firefox 7 is planned to ship in 2011. I find that a little odd, seeing how Firefox 4 is still being in development as we speak and recently updated to beta version 10.
The Mozilla Labs Game On competition is over. The web game development competition spawn a lot of creative and amazing games. I can say one thing for sure, I sure am glad I didn’t have to decide who was the best of the best. The best overall winner was Marble Run – but there were a lot of other awards handed out.
Over at Mozilla Labs, they announced that they are no longer going to maintain the Prism project. For those of you who remember, Prism was Mozilla’s answer to the chrome-less browser. Something you could use to launch web applications (like Gmail) as a desktop application. The idea was to blur the line between desktop programs and online programs.
Back in October I told you about the Mozilla Labs Game On competition. The guys at Mozilla now have selected 35 finalists in their game development competition and they are all online and ready for you to play. These games were the top qualified entries in the competition and are being evaluated for the prize awards.
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