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Download Firefox 2 – RC3

CyberNet does it again by delivering the easiest download links for you to pick up the latest release of Firefox 2. You have to think that by RC3 we have to be pretty close to the final version, right? I would like to think so. I am about tired of downloading a new version every two weeks so I can say I am “on the edge”. Just kidding Mozilla – I still have much love your you and your quick releasing ways.

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Instant Calculator

This Firefox Fact comes from Lifehacker.com:

Reader Jerry points out that Firefox 2’s suggest-as-you type Google search box is an instant calculator. Simply type your mathematical formula into the search box (Alt-K Cntrl-K to get there quick) and you’ll get your answer even before you hit the equals sign. Awesome.

Mozilla and Microsoft Meet

Mozilla has returned from Microsoft’s headquarters after meeting with the Open Source Director regarding Windows Vista. There were several different things that Mozilla wanted to address especially concerning new security features and restrictions that Microsoft placed in Vista. Here are some of the things that Mozilla had wanted to discuss…

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Contact Your Favorite Extention Authors

This post over at SpreadFirefox.com got my attention. Thus far, all of my favorite extension have been updated for Firefox 2. Have yours?

Firefox 2.0 will be released in some days now, but still many extension are not marked compatible with 2.0.x.

If thousands of users will upgrade from 1.5 or 1.0 there will be an outcry all over the world: “Firefox killed my favourite extension! I can’t use it at all”. Extensions are one of the killer features of Firefox and it would be a pity if users can’t use theirs on the new version.

But in fact most extension work with Fx2 if you force them to be installed, for example by editing install.rdf or by using the Nightly-Tester-tools. This is not a way for the normal user, but it shows that the developer could easily mark the extension as compatible.

If you have not already, contact your favorite extension authors and ask them to get on the ball and get things updated. Make sure you toss a “please” and “thank you” in there as well.

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC 2), the latest preview release of the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download. Web application developers, our testing community, and users who want to get a sneak peek at the next version of Firefox should download and install this release candidate. Please note that at this time, users should not expect all of their extensions, plugins and themes from previous versions of Firefox to work properly.

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eWeek Creates Firefox FUD

Yes, it looks like even the folks over at eWeek are trying to spread the fear, uncertainty and doubt about Firefox 2 RC2 with their latest article titled, “Firefox 2.0 RC2 Is a Step… Backwards?“. Now with a title like that, you would expect to hear they took out tabbed browsing, or the new styled RSS feeds. No, they moan about a couple of features I didn’t even know Firefox 2 had – over I never used.

Shame on Jim Rapoza and eWeek.com for trying to get more eyeballs with a Chicken Little headline.

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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HostMySite and Firefox

I finally get two of my biggest loves into one news story. Web hosting and Firefox for me is like peanut butter and jelly, they just taste good together.

Web hosting company HostMySite.com (hostmysite.com) announced on Friday it contributes free, managed, dedicated hosting to SpreadFirefox, the online volunteer community devoted to promoting the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. To celebrate the two-hundred-millionth download of the Web browser, SpreadFirefox launched the Fox Tales Website (thefoxtales.com), providing users with a venue to share stories on how they promote Firefox.

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Firefox Market Share Myth

You mean it is all just a myth made up to protect us from the government’s lies about our browsing experience? OK, maybe I am a little off base here.

One of the persistent pieces of “common knowledge” out there is the idea that Firefox is slowly grinding Internet Explorer into the ground. Along with this “common knowledge” is the assumption by some Web developers that since the Firefox Revolution is nigh, there is no real reason to take Internet Explorer into consideration. Sadly for the Firefox fans out there, this simply is not true.

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