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Firefox Teaser Trailer

Ever been interested in seeing all the behind the scenes action at Mozilla?

Hello! We (John Carey and myself, Matt Shichtman) are finally ready to launch the teaser trailer to the firefox summer video projects! We will be spending the summer putting together short bits of video with the purpose of bringing you, our viewers, the Mozilla experience as we near the release of the much anticipated FIREFOX 2.

[Watch the Road to Firefox 2 Teaser Trailer!]

Firefox Faces Uphill Battle

I read this intresting little ‘bit of news over at eWeek.com this morning:

Despite handing out positive reviews over the latest version of the open-source Firefox Web browser, market watchers are saying that the Mozilla Foundation will need to publicize the product heavily in order to lure new users.

I hate to say that they are point out the obvious, but hey… that is what they are doing. No mater how obvious it is though, it is the truth. It should be intresting to see how the folks at Mozilla get the job done.

[Read More About Firefox’s Uphill Battle!]

Design a Firefox Shirt

Do you have a creative streak in you? Do you have a talent for witty remarks or curiosity-inducing designs? Do you love Firefox? FoxyTee.com is looking for submissions to our WTF?! T-shirt contest. We’re looking for clever new Firefox T-shirt designs to be worn by Firefox fans and evangelists everywhere. The new designs should be eye-catching conversation starters that can be worn proudly by all those who wish to share their love of Firefox.

[Learn More About FoxyTee.com!]

Get Cool Mozilla Gear

Some Firefox fans might know about it, but I bet a lot of Mozilla’s cult following didn’t know they could get a Firefox t-shirt! What about a Firefox laptop backpack? What about a Bugzilla shirt? Check out all of Mozilla’s cool gear over at the Mozilla Store.

[Check out More Firefox Gear!]

Firefox 1.5 vs Opera 9

The browser wars are getting better and better each and every day. It seems like all of the big three (Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer) keep trying to out perform the next one. Now we have seen dozens of reviews looking at all three. This time around though I want to point you to an article on Firefox 1.5 versus Opera 9. The author makes a lot of valid points, and there is a lot of good non-bias information within.

[Read More About the Firefox 1.5 vs Opera 9 Face Off!]

No Firefox 3.0 for Win 98 and ME

I really don’t blame Firefox for this one. Sometimes you just have to cut the cord. I found this little ‘bit of information this morning while reading through geek.com.

It seems that Microsoft’s controversial decision to stop supporting Windows 98 and Windows Me has done more than leave users without continued security updates. Mozilla, the company behind the popular Internet Explorer alternative Firefox, has announced that, starting with Firefox v3.0, there will not be any support in the browser for Windows 98/Me either.

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Firefox Screencap Project

I am always interested in seeing what type of projects people are starting up surrounding everybody’s favorite browser, Firefox. Chris sent this one my way, and I do have to say it is pretty interesting.

So, I’ve decided to start a little project. It’s officially called The Firefox Screencap Project. The aim is to get Firefox users to take a screencap of their Firefox. Here’s what you do: take a screencap of your browser and submit it to me at katyggls at yahoo dot com, along with a short description of what’s going on in your Firefox, including a list of the extensions you have installed, the name of the theme you’re currently using, and anything else you want us to know about how you run Firefox. Include a link to your blog or webpage, and I’ll post your screencap, your description and a link to your blog here at Kate’s Rambling’s And Wanderings.

I am going to send in my screenshots as soon as I can get them done. I think you should do the same. Seeing how other folks are using Firefox might even persuade you to try something new. Check out more about the project over at Kate’s Rambling’s and Wanderings.

Firefox Wins the Browser Wars?

firefoxlogo.jpgWell I have to say this headline caught my eye as well, so I did a little further reading and found a very interesting view from one side. Personally, I’m not sure if Firefox should celebrate the victory just yet.

The Browser Wars was the ongoing battle between Internet Explorer (from the blood-sucking programmers at Microsoft) and everyone else. Everyone else includes a bevy of web browsers from front runner Firefox to Opera, Netscape, and Safari. All of these competitors offer great alternatives to Internet Explorer but have fallen short in adoption due to Explorer’s monopoly-like control in most computers that run Windows.

[Read More About Firefox’s Browser War Win!]

Firefox 2 Alpha 3 Review

The folks over at Mozilla Links have a nice in-depth look at the new Firefox 2 Alpha 3 release. Instead of touching on all the things already covered before, they only focus on things that are new to this alpha 3 release. It is very interesting to read through if you are not brave enough to install the newest release yourself, just yet.

[Read the Firefox 2 Alpha 3 Review!]