For those of you who might not know, BOINC is free, open-source software for distributed computing. It was designed for volunteer computing, but also works well for desktop grid computing within organizations. Now you can keep track of some of the user stats via the Firefox Web browser.
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Ever Needed to save an entire Web site as on image? Maybe you are a Web site designer working on a portfolio? Maybe you are just a random surfer with way too much time on his or her hands. No mater what the reason is, the ScreenGrab extension for Firefox should get the job done for you. You can save the entire page as an image, just the visible portion, or the browser window.
What is JAHJAH? JAJAH introduces global VoIP telephony between normal land line and mobile phones – without software download, installation process and headsets. It is yet another VoIP solution, and they have a Firefox extension to plug you into the service.
Feeling like you are missing a few seconds when it comes to Firefox’s startup time? If so, you might want to take a look at the Firefox Preloader. It does exactly as you would think. Firefox Preloader is a utility that is designed to load parts of Mozilla Firefox into memory before it is used to improve the its startup time. Thanks to Daniel for submitting this one in to 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.
Do you enjoy the theme of Flock, but don’t want to give up on your traditional Firefox browser just yet? If you find yourself in that camp, then you need Flofox Revisited. I do have to admit, that Flock’s default skin is pretty nice looking. Personally, I just didn’t ever get that into Flock as a dedicated browser though. So you know what? This theme is perfect for me.
Why is it that Firefox can let you know when there is a new version of the browser available, but will not tell you when your themes or extensions need an update? This is one flaw in the Firefox system that I hope will be worked out over time.
Till that day in time comes though, I have a Firefox extension that will solve your problems. The Update Notifier extension will let you know when it is time to update all those neat extra features you have plugged into your browser.
I want to thank Joe (sorry, no URL mentioned) for sending this link in to me. Fire up the Fox looks to create a starting point for anybody that might be new to the Firefox interface or ways of doing things. Extensions, themes, help, and more are all covered with a few examples for each. Now what I want to know is where is the link to the free Firefox Facts eBook? Fire up the Fox is a great resource and database for the little orange and blue browser that could.
It is safe to say that I have a pretty good set of eyes. I have never needed glasses and I can read even the smallest print. That doesn’t mean I want to though. When I find super tiny print on a Web site it is a real annoyance. Thankfully though, with the QuickZoom Firefox extension, now I have a quick and easy way of changing the font size.
The folks at adaptiveblue are promising a new and different way to surf through the Web. It works with Firefox as an extension to the browser interface. Now the organization and the collection of items are pretty neat. Think of it as finding things you watch, listen to or read Online and saving them to a list. This is like your bookmarks in high definition.
One nice feature is tagging, which is always a great finding tool. Now as far as finding items, that is easy to navigate through as well. You can sort your collections in various ways. The key here is that it helps you personalize your web experience based on what you already like.
Check out the flash tutorial explaining how you use adapitiveblue to get a better idea of how it works. I’ve signed up for the beta, so hopefully I’ll get to play with this a little more in the future.