Is it me or is there a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt going on surrounding the Firefox web browser? I think it all started from the news reports from last week saying that Google Chrome had barely surpassed Firefox market share. The real issue at hand here is that Firefox isn’t dying – it is the fact that everybody else has finally started to wise up and put out a better browser.
With earthquakes in Oklahoma and the string of tornado watches that were going on yesterday in November, it seems like everything has been a little wacky these days. To give you one more thing to file under the crazy category, Firefox is now distributing a version of Firefox that uses Bing as the default search engine, rather than Google. It was only a few short years ago that Firefox and Microsoft (the parent company of Bing) were at each other’s throats – now they are teaming up against Google? I guess the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Mozilla is looking to expand innovation through its own incubator program for the open web. Web FWD is a new program that is designed from the ground up to help build up projects that focus around open web technologies. Teams will be invited to work within Mozilla offices for four weeks where they will be teamed u with some of the greatest minds inside of Mozilla and have access to all the Mozilla resources too. If you are an open source web developer, this should be a dream come true.
Now that Firefox 4 is out in the wild, Mozilla is changing up the way we all test and update Firefox. Users will now have three different variations of Firefox to download at any given time. Now, most people will want to download the final release version – as that is the most stable of the bunch. However, for those of you who like to test Firefox out as the development cycle rolls on – you have some exciting new things to look forward to.
Well, the long wait is finally over – now everybody can download Firefox 4 and see what all the buzz is about. Over the past few months I have already told you about several of my favorite features and annoyances. I would really love to hear what you think of the new browser so far.
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.
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.