FireFox 3 inches closer to GM as Mozilla releases beta 4. Sure, the new UI and faster engine is sweet – but the fixes for the memory leaks are huge!
The fourth beta of the Firefox 3.0 browser was released Monday and includes more than 900 enhancements over the previous beta, Mozilla announced.
The creator of the open-source browser said the new beta includes improvements to performance and memory usage, fixes for stability, and platform-specific enhancements. Some of the enhancements include a new download manager to make locating downloads easier; a full page zoom feature that allows you to zoom in and out of pages more easily; and integration for Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux that features platform-specific icons, buttons, and other user interface elements.
If you want to be on the bleeding edge, you can download FireFox from Mozilla now.
I don’t doubt it’s hard to find new and innovative ways to catch people’s attention but I am sure this will do it. This “show” if you want to call it that uses your browser as part of the act. I only tried it out in Firefox, but it was a fun diversion, so I’m passing the savings on to you! Or something like that.
Tired of online ads like I am? I have Firefox’s Adblock Plus and Safari AdBlock installed on my computer, but it becomes rather annoying to keep installing these applications on my multiple machines as well as every time I format them. To make ad blocking simpler I opted to use OpenDNS to block ads on the DNS level.
To make this hack work you must configure your router to use OpenDNS’s servers (trust me you will want to do this anyway – their servers are FAST!) by following the OpenDNS tutorials. Secondly you must signup for a free OpenDNS account so you can setup network filters.
Once that is done navigate to the Domain Blocking feature under the Filtering category. Once you click on that add the following domains into the filter:
These crafty hackers just won’t quit, will they? The latest ploy hackers are trying is to deceive a user to think they are logging into a secure website, giving up their login credentials.
Mozilla Firefox displays an authentication dialog, whenever the visited web server returns 401 status code, and the “WWW-Authenticate” header. In order to specify basic authentication, the “WWW-Authenticate” header should have the value [Basic realm="XXX"] (without the brackets). The Realm value, which in this case is XXX, will be displayed in the authentication dialog window.
While Firefox does not display the characters in the “WWW-Authenticate” header Realm value after the last double-quotes (“), it fails to sanitize single-quotes (‘) and spaces. This makes it possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted Realm value which will look as if the authentication dialog came from a trusted web site.
Just just have to be sooooo aware on the internet these days because it is getting harder and heard to tell what is legitimate and what is fake.
While I generally try to stay away from the stuff EVERYONE is talking about, among all those stories are things that may be of interest. Here are some of the recent happenings in the tech world you may or may not have seen/stuff that probably shouldn’t have an entire post dedicated to it. Give us your feedback on this, even if it gets me fired.
CSI: Web 2.0?
Check out Twitter being mentioned in a recent episode of CSI:
Burn, Baby, Burn
Amazon unveiled an e-book device called “Kindle” which will allow users to download books for $9.99. You will be able to buy books on the device which will be delivered via sprint. The cost? $399.00! Who does Amazon think they are, Apple?! – Read More
I is what I is.
I would die a little inside if I had to make a post just to say Facebook is removing the “is” from your status updates but this news makes me happy.
Read More (Like you really need to know more than that)
Foxy, but slow
Firefox 3 Beta 1 is available now. The UI looks a bit like Safari it seems, and it’s said to be faster. Don’t bother with it if there are extensions you need – they may not work. Also, those nasty memory leaks seem to be worse. Testing purposes only!
Further proof that the internet is a market politicians are after, Digg launched a political site. Go make your friendly woodland Kucinich your friend! Oh and Duncan Hunter as well, we feel sorry for him.
The head geek at a super sexy blog managed to get Leopard to run on a teenie weenie eeePC and the coveragewasreallycrazy. I wish I could write for them. I told Dan to watermark that image! I also hear there may be a video soon to disprove the 3 non-believers of this.
And that’s it, that’s all I can muster. This may be the very last time we do this, depending on how you like it, so let us know what you like and don’t like in the comments, or contact me directly if you want. .
Mozilla has made available the first beta of their popular web browser FireFox.
After 27 months of hard work the Gecko 1.9 rendering engine has been integrated, and the development team is feeling ready to share its project with the world.
Version 3 has improved security features to combat phishing and communicate with anti-virus software, as well as respecting parental-control settings such as those used by Windows Vista. Better zooming and tab controls, and tweaks such as offering to save tabs on closing and use of the Mac OS X spellchecker, are also included.
As with all beta software proceed with caution, matter of face Mozilla goes out of their way to say it is for
testing purposes only
. If you like being on the bleeding edge you can download the new version here
I love little FireFox extensions that help me save time and be a little more productive
Snap Links allows users to easily open multiple links in new tabs by drawing a box around them. Links can also be opened in new windows, new tabs on a new window, copied to clipboard, bookmarked or downloaded. [...] Snap Links can even be useful for (lazy) users to open single links. These way the users won’t have to pinpoint by clicking on the link, instead they may just clumsily drag the mouse over the link while pressing the right mouse button.
The user selects the links by dragging the right mouse button. By default the main (bigger) links are the only ones selected.
The user may move the selection area by holding the Alt key while moving the mouse.
Pressing the Shift key will select all links that intersect the selection area instead of just the main links.
Mozilla has an new Multiplatform single page browser called Prism. Basically Prism is a small stripped down version Firefox that only opens one web page that you pre set. It could come in handy if you use Google web apps, or run a blog.
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Firefox, everyone’s favorite browser, has opened up a store for you to get the coolest of cool Firefox T-shirts, bags and what is sure to make many a laptop happy: stickers. Do you think the whole online store thing is being overdone by these tech sites or is there enough room in your wardrobes for this what with the likes of Threadless and J!nx among other sites out there? UNEASYsilence advocates readers showering them with geeky gifts such as these, if that’s what you’re into.