Mozilla has gone out and adopted two female Firefox cubs that make their home in the Knoxville Zoo. These red pandas (and newest Tennessee natives) are the two newest members of the Mozilla community. Now, you can watch these two Firefoxes play, frolic and be cute over at Firefox Live. Over the net few months, they will be streaming the red pandas live and around the clock.
Is it fair that other companies can install unrequested plugins to Firefox? It is happening right now, and there is not a lot we can do about it. Asa Dotzler brought this topic up in one of his most recent blog posts and I do think it is an interesting debate. The three big tech giants out there find it ok to add things to Firefox without asking me first. Google does it. Microsoft does it. Even Apple does it.
A few days ago I introduced you to a version of Firefox that was optimized for Windows users. Today, I have something a little different. Swiftfox is another optimized build of the Firefox browser, but this time it is for Linux users to enjoy.
The Pale Moon Project says they can get Firefox to perform 25% faster, through the art of optimization. You see, the Pale Moon Project is all about creating a custom-built and optimized Firefox browser for Windows users to enjoy.
Mozilla Labs has started it’s first international gaming competition, Game On 2010. All developers of all experience levels are invited to take part in the fun, to create games for the Web. Game developers have until January 11, 2011 to get their entries in.
Xmarks may live? For those of you who were sad to see Xmarks close up shop, there might be one last thing you can do to try to save it. Xmarks has launched a pledge campaign to stay alive. So, what must you do? If you want to show your support, all they are asking is for you to pledge $10 to $20. This is not an actual donation, but instead is a vote of confidence saying that, "Yeah, I’d pay for Xmarks".
If 100,000 people express interest in seeing Xmarks stay alive, then Xmarks might get a second chance. It is a pretty large goal to meet – however I do have to wish Xmarks the best of luck in chasing this new business model, and I do hope they are successful.
Well, it is a sad day in Firefox Extension Land because Xmarks has announced it will be biting the dust soon. The cross browser bookmark syncing tool will shut down service January 10, 2011. I am sad to see Xmarks become another failed experiment for the Web, but hopefully the great minds and people behind the product will move on to bigger and better things.
I have made no secret about the fact that the one feature I am looking most forward to in Firefox 4 is the new Firefox Panorama tool (formerly known as Tab Candy). Now, I have shown you why Panorama is really handy when it comes to getting rid of the extra browser windows, but now they are also introducing a very nice search feature too.
Along with all of your productive and useful websites out there, gaming websites or online games often get tossed to the wayside. You know what though? Supporting games and independent developers is just as important as supporting the guys making the awesome website applications we all know and love. With that said, I am happy to see Mozilla has launched the new Mozilla Labs Gaming.