Firefox Renamed (in Debian)

This has been an interesting one to watch from the sidelines. What really is in a name?

Debian is ready to change the name of Firefox in its distributions, beginning with Etch. They say it can be done within a week. The reasons stem from Mozilla’s recent insistence on trademark fidelity and its preferences regarding Firefox patches. Debian doesn’t want to accept the original trademarked fox & globe logo; they don’t see it as really ‘free’ to use.

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Understanding the Firefox Symantecs

Symantec had some harsh things to say about Firefox, and now the Mozilla team has decided to speak out and put any rumors out there to rest.

The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report came out yesterday. Of all the metrics that they are using, number of vulnerabilities gets top billing. This is possibly because this concept is easiest for people to understand: Count up the number of bugs. Product with the least bugs is declared to be more secure. It is, of course, much more complex than that.

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Translator

He is a robot the comes from the future, no wait. That is the Terminator, not the Translator. The Translator Firefox extension comes from the present day and time to help you figure out what words in foreign languages really mean.

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Firefox 2 T-Shirts and Party

Want to have your say in the planning of the Firefox 2006 Party? If so, go check out this thread over at spreadfirefox.com:

We’re still working hard to get the Party Tool up. We’re also putting together Firefox 2 Party Packs — a small kit including t-shirts, stickers, and other Firefox swag that we’ll make available to party-goers. (You all are planning to host or attend a Firefox 2 party, right?!)

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Add a Calculator to Firefox

This extension for Firefox is pretty straight forward. It gives you the ability to have a little calculator in your sidebar for all those times you need to crunch some numbers on the Web. Sure, I haven’t ever had to do that either – but it is nice to know it is there.

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Shopping With Pronto

When it comes to shopping Online, there are plenty of places for you to choose from. Which one has the best deals though? At which Online store are you going to find the cheapest price? This is an age old question that will be answered by the Firefox extension, Pronto.

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NewsFox – Fair and Balanced

NewsFox is an RSS reader for folks who like Thunderbird’s built in RSS reader, but they don’t use that E-mail client. Think of it as taking the RSS guts out of Thunderbird and putting it instead into Firefox. Now for the most part, I don’t like many of these “built into Firefox” feed readers. On the other hand, NewsFox does show promise.

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Tricky Frames

Yeah, I thought frames on Web sites went out of style a few years back as well. This Firefox extension ads the ability to split your current “one Web page view” into two! Through the magical power of frames, this could be really handy to keep track of two Web pages at once.

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