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10,000 Downloads Later

I talked about hitting the milestone before, but now it has happened. The eBook, Firefox Facts has been downloaded over 10,000 times. This just goes to show you that when you put out a quality product and you price it for free, good things will happen. Of course, many thanks go out to Lockergnome and Gada.be. Asa’s mention of the eBook really helped put us over the 10,000 downloads mark, so I want to thank him for that as well.

[Download the free Firefox Facts eBook!]

Firefox’s New Feed Handling

Available in nightly builds (starting Friday, May 5, 2006) the feeds view in Firefox is going to get a little more pretty. Right now Firefox is still dumping out the ugly XML interface that would scare most of my non-geeky friends. The future looks bright though, with the ability to choose live bookmark subscription, one of the many Web site subscription places or an application.

[Read More About Firefox's New Feed Handling!]

Digg Clone for Mozilla Fans

Specializing in Mozilla-based products (such as Firefox) MozillaKicks.com looks like a neat place to find Mozilla news, updates and interesting links. Yes, it is another Digg.com clone, but that shouldn’t take too many points away from it. I just wish it was a little more active.

New Add-ons Manager for Firefox?

Making up for the fact that they had to drop Places for right now, it looks like all is not lost. Via CyberNetNews.com I read about a new “Add-ons Manager” that seems to be merging both the theme manager and the extension manager into one spot. Hey, the more simple you can make it, the better.

I wouldn’t mind seeing them put in a search engine manager there as well. Themes, extensions, and search engine plugins are the three major things folks add or delete from Firefox, so why not join them there in one window?

See the pictures of it over at CyberNetNews.com!

Another Battle of the Browsers

CNET has put together it’s own battle of the browser wars. With insights on Internet Explorer beta 2, Firefox 2 alpha 1 and Opera 9 beta 1, who will come out the winner? I’m not too sure if I agree with the outcome, but there is a lot of good side by side comparisons here you should check out.

[Battle of the Browser Betas]

Switch Back to IE?

InformationWeek has posted an interesting article asking if Microsoft can get folks to switch back to Internet Explorer. You aren’t going to see me do it, and this article points out many reasons why I wouldn’t. I think the competition is good for the industry. I also think we haven’t even come close to seeing the browser wars’ “shock and awe” period just yet.

[Can Microsoft Convince You To Switch?]

A Million Reasons to Use Firefox

There has to be at least a million reasons to use Firefox, right? That is the idea behind the Web site, The Million Reasons. Here are a few good ones:

#120: Time is money. Firefox is super fast – like a jolt of lighting compared to Safari and Explorer – both painfully slowwwwwww.
#49: Updated Frequently
#206: it makes ramen (I didn’t know about this one!)

Have a friend or family member that isn’t sure if they want to switch? Send them to read this list.