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Q and A With Mozilla Folks

Over at Slashdot they have an interview with Chris Beard of Mozilla. Out of all the Firefox 2 hype interviews and articles, this one might be one of the best. Here is just one example:

How was the cake from MS?

Chris: It was a nice surprise actually, and we think it’s great that Microsoft is taking an interest in browser development again. Of course there wasn’t nearly enough of it to go around since there are thousands of people worldwide working together to make Firefox possible, but those of us at the Mountain View office made sure to enjoy it for everybody :) .

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Mozilla Starts on Firefox 3

Didn’t we just get Firefox 2 out the door? It looks like Firefox 3 is showing a lot of promise for radically new features and improvements to the Firefox browser.

Among the features Mozilla wants for Firefox 3.0 is Places, the revamped bookmark tool that was dropped from 2.0 development in April. “We definitely didn’t want to add [Places] until it was ready for prime time,” says Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla’s director of engineering.

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Purchase Text Links, Support Firefox Facts!

A few people have asked me about adding text link ads via the Web site here, so I have done so. All you need to do is click this link and go through the order process. The price right now is $35 per link for an entire month. Not too shabby for one of the most popular Firefox blogs out there today.

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Forecaster

Oh what will the weather bring us today? It is that time of the year in Texas where it is cold in the mornings and hot in the afternoon. Here is another weather tracking Firefox extension that will help you keep track of how many layers of clothes you should wear today.

Get the latest weather information right on your Firefox browser. Just set your city and your temperature unit preferences in Centigrade or Fahrenheit and get the latest weather information for your city with three day forecast.

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ShadowThunder I

No, this isn’t the name of some low budget action film, this is one of the coolest new themes that right now only works with Firefox 2. Here is a little more of a description from the folks who created it.

ShadowThunder’s personal touches onto a combination of la crème de la crème (the best of the best). Pretty and pleasant icons on a cool, blue background designed to be soft on the eyes.

This is a nice sample of what is to come with new and updated Firefox themes.

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New Recomended Add-ons

Along with a new Mozilla Add-ons Web site, the folks behind the system have put together a new list of extensions that they suggest you check out, if you aren’t sure where to start out. TechCrunch has the latest about who made the list, who got dropped and who is still hanging on.

In anticipation of the imminent release of Firefox 2.0, Mozilla has relaunched its “recommended add-ons page” this afternoon. (Update: FF 2.0 has officially launched.) The page lost its beta status and gained a picture of a flaming motorcycle (see below). Out goes the old list of 11 recommendations and in comes a new list of 20. The lists are quite different and there are both winners and losers. One company just added to the list told us they saw 2,500 downloads in the first hour after the new add-ons page was quietly made available.

+ Read More About The List Over at TechCrunch!

New Firefox Facts Web Site

Come check out FirefoxFacts.com! I have redesigned the layout (mainly due to visitors giving me comments about what they would like to see changed) and I hope I have made everybody happy. As the Web site has grown in popularity – I have added a few things here and there to help folks keep up to date with everything posted here.

Feel free to subscribe to the RSS feed or signup to get daily E-mail reports of everything posted here. Feel like I missed a favorite link, extension or article? Make sure you submit it to me ASAP! Leave a personal link and your name – and I’ll post them as well. (I love giving credit where credit is due)

Also, don’t forget about the Firefox Facts eBook! It is the best free resource on Firefox you can find anywhere on the Internet.

JavaScript Interpreter in Firefox 2

It would seem that Firefox 2 is going to get a leg up when it comes to JavaScript as well.

One of the new browser’s key elements, and perhaps the beneficiary of the greatest amount of change, is its new JavaScript interpreter. As more Web sites take advantage of the new benefits of Asynchronous JavaScript — especially as they embed objects or functionality from Google and Microsoft Windows Live — the JavaScript interpreter may play a much more active role, not only in the operation of the browser but in the implementation of Web-based applications.

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12 New Firefox Features

We all know that Firefox 2 is going to be packed full of a lot of goodies. How many? It is hard to tell the exact number, but I have found a Web site that goes through at least twelve of them.

Firefox 2.0, RC2 was recently made available to the general public. While there have been some rumbles about the “2.0″ moniker – with some saying the new feature set only warrants a “1.5.x” badging – there, are several new tools and features in this latest release.

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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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