The Firefox project began as an experimental branch of the Mozilla project by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross.
The Firefox project went through many versions before 1.0 was released on November 9, 2004. After a series of stability and security fixes, the Mozilla Foundation released its first major update, Firefox version 1.5, on November 29, 2005.
What makes Firefox different from other open source projects is its consumer appeal. Until now, the open source community has been very good at creating useful software but lousy at finding nontechnical users.
Firefox the browser is an impressive piece of software. It’s easy to use, easy on the eyes, and safer than IE – partly because it’s too new to have amassed a following of evil hackers. Firefox the phenomenon is something much bigger. It’s a combination of innovations in engineering, developer politics, and consumer marketing.
Mozilla has release the first beta of Firefox 3.6, which introduce a partial support for Windows 7, optimized to run on small device operating systems and promises to improve the speed more responsive than previous versions. Firefox 3.6 Beta is built on Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, which has been under development for several months and contains many improvements for web developers, Add-on developers and users.
Firefox 3.6 – code-named Namoroka introduces very few visible changes from the current version 3.5: Most of the improvements are in fact under the hood. Among the few exceptions is the native support for the new Windows 7 taskbar, with the exception of Jump List.
Firefox 3.5 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past year. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use. Some of the notable features you can see on the video below:
Mozilla has released an update for Firefox 3.0.7 where no new features are introduced but are fixed some bugs and security problems.
Firefox 3.0.7 fixes several issues found in Firefox 3.0.6:
- Fixed several security issues.
- Fixed several stability issues.
- Official releases for the Estonian, Kannada and Telugu languages are now available.
- Items in the "File" menu show as inactive after using the "Print" item from that menu – switching to a new tab restores them. This issue has been fixed.
- For some users, cookies would appear to go “missing” after a few days.
- Mac users of the Flashblock add-on, experienced an issue where sound from the Flash plug-in would continue to play for a short time after closing a tab or window.
- Fixed several issues related to accessibility features.
Download Firefox 3.0.7
Fedora 10 (Cambridge) is shaping up quite nicely, and runs really fast. Released today the latest version v10 after six month of hard work.
Fedora is a ?Linux based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. We strongly believe in the bedrock principles that created all the components of our operating system, and because of this we guarantee that Fedora will always be free for anybody, anywhere, to use, modify and distribute.
Firefox 3 as Mozilla announced is available today for download. By trying to download automatic update you maybe have any problems. Visit http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/ to download Firefox.
Original image from IE8 Acid2 test. Hope you like it, hope you like the new Firefox 3. Hope you digg this or technor it…