Recommended by elsterama on August 27, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
Exactly what will end up being the very final, last word on the subject of Mozilla Firefox's expedited release system, may yet be seen. Yesterday, however, the Mozilla Foundation's chairperson, Mitchell Baker, weighed in with what appears to be an attempt at finality, albeit a dualistic one. On the one hand, Baker wrote, Firefox should be less like software and more like the Internet.
On the other hand, enterprises do count in determining how software like Firefox should continue to improve. Continue
Think of it as a GreaseMonkey alternative for those who just want to create and run their own scripts without going through the trouble of publishing and updating them.Continue
Just three months after the hugely successful release of Firefox 4, Mozilla has released the newest version of its browser, Firefox 5. There's little fanfare today, unlike with the previous releases of Mozilla's browser. That's because much like the rapid release cycle of Google's Chrome browser, Mozilla has moved to a faster development cycle for Firefox.Continue
Mozilla is always experimenting with how content is searched and discovered in Firefox. Mozilla Labs has released a new experimental feature today in its Prospector series. Called Predictive NewTab it supplements the fixed list of top sites presented to users when they open a new browser tab in Firefox.
The idea is to use the semantic data of browser history and tagged bookmarks to give users recommendations of places to visit on the Web when they open a new tab. It should make the "speed dial" list of sites users frequently visit faster and more relevant.Continue
QuickFox Notes is a great little note-taking add-on for Firefox, packed with an array of features. Its notes can be synced between different machines, and it also works with Simplenote. But by using an extension, you can modify QuickFox Notes to save notes to Google Docs.
Sometimes you have to take a stand, even if that means standing against the United States Department of Homeland Security. That is what Mozilla is doing concerning the MafiaaFire extension to Firefox.Continue