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Do Not Want Do Not Track

Do Not TrackAnybody who has read this website for some time knows I like to be optimistic when it comes to Mozilla, however I am not sure if I have much faith in the new Do Not Track system that has been partially put in place in the latest beta of Firefox 4. So what is all this buzz about Do Not Track about?

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Prism Development Dropped

Prism from MozillaOver at Mozilla Labs, they announced that they are no longer going to maintain the Prism project.  For those of you who remember, Prism was Mozilla’s answer to the chrome-less browser.  Something you could use to launch web applications (like Gmail) as a desktop application.  The idea was to blur the line between desktop programs and online programs. 

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Tweet Line

Tweet Line for Firefox

Want to display your Twitter timeline on the toolbar in Firefox? It is easy to do with Tweet Line. This simple add-on for Firefox will give you your very own Twitter powered news ticker.  What tweets do you see? Well, after authorizing your Twitter account, you see tweets from all the people you follow.

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Firefox 4 T-Shirt Design Challenge

Firefox 4 T-Shirt Designs

Are you a graphic designer looking for a new muse? Mozilla has a new contest going on for designing the new Firefox 4 launch t-shirt. All they need now is your submissions for some of the best and unique Firefox 4 logo designs.  The winning design will be printed as the official Firefox 4 launch t-shirt, a limited edition item featured in the Mozilla store and distributed to the world wide audience of Firefox fans.

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Goodbye Status Bar, Hello Add-on Bar

One of the biggest complaints I have read about Firefox 4 is that Mozilla has eliminated the status bar we have all grown to be accustom to. However, just to prove that Mozilla does listen to the fans – they have given us a replacement, sort of.  The status bar might be gone – but now we have the add-on bar.

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Firefox 4 Goes 3D in Beta 8

Firefox 4 3D Graphics

Firefox 4 Beta 8 has been released and continues to show us all the promising world that Firefox 4 will deliver once the final product has been released. Along with patching a few glitches and holes, this recent beta also brings better support for Firefox Sync, expanded support for 3D graphics in the browser and a revamped Add-ons Manager window. 

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Unwanted Plugins in Firefox

Do you want these plugins?

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. 

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Mixing Google Reader and Live Bookmarks

Google Reader RSS Tip

Want to have instant access to all the RSS feeds you have subscribed to, without having to login and check them out through Google Reader?  You can do this by mixing Google Reader with Firefox’s Live Bookmark feature.  Since Google Reader outputs your reading list in RSS – it is easy to create a place where you can keep up to date with the latest news, without even launch the Google Reader website. 

Here is how you do it.

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Game On with Mozilla

Mozilla Gaming Contest

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.

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Xmarks Pledge Campaign

Xmarks Pledge Campaign

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.