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Browser squabbles force W3C to drop codec requirements in HTML5

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The latest revision to the code that makes up the entire Web is set to drop codec requirements that would set specific formats (codecs) on video and audio files that could allow people to distribute multimedia easier as browsers fight over which format should be the standard. The main five browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera) have not been able to agree on the specific format that all […]

Inside Firefox 3.5 – what’s new for developers

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From the new features comes new things for developers to play around and enjoy in the new version of Firefox 3.5, and because of this, techgeek.com.au will now bring you up to speed what developers can now use in the latest version of the open source browser.

Inside Firefox 3.5 – the improvements and new features

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After a year of Firefox 3 being released; the Mozilla Corporation has launched a major update to the second-largest and open-source browser, Firefox 3.5. The new version is said to be the “best performing browser” and has added several improvements to the browser, and new features to go along with it. Now, techgeek.com.au looks at what is inside this major release.

Microsoft competitors join in EU antitrust case over Internet Explorer

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The European Commission (EC) has granted a request from the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) to be a third-party participant in its case against Microsoft’s practises over its bundling of Internet Explorer with the Windows operating system. The ECIS, however, has members who are competitors to Microsoft in its different fronts; including Adobe, Corel, IBM, Nokia, Oracle, RealNetworks, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and more importantly, Opera – who asked […]

IE drops in market share; IE, Chrome, Safari rise

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Internet Explorer continues its drop in the browser war, but still is retains the number one placing, with 67.55 percent of the total market share, according to Net Applications – down from December’s 68.15%, and it looks likes a continuing trend. Firefox, Safari and Chrome continues to grow, while Opera lost 0.01 percent. Firefox was up 21.53 percent, from December’s 21.34 percent; while Safari grew from 7.93 percent to 8.29 […]

Internet Explorer losing ground – continues to fall below 70 percent

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New data from Net Applications have shown that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the dominant browser around the web, is continuing to drop below 70 percent, to have a market share of 68.15% for the month of December, down from a 69.77% from November. Firefox’s market share increased to 21 percent, while Safari continues to grown to capture a share of nearly 8 percent. Opera, however, has the same market share it […]

Browsers fail password security tests – Chrome and Safari worse than Firefox, IE

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A report by Chapin Information Services (CIS) has said Google’s Chrome and Apple Safari performed the worst, failing all but two of the 21 tests performed. However, effectively, all the browsers did not get a passing grade, with only Firefox and Opera managed to 7 out of the 21 tests, or 1/3 of the tests; and Internet Explorer managed to pass 5 tests. Chrome’s password managed failed three tests which […]

IE falls below 70 percent in Nov. 2008, Firefox 21%

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According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer has fallen from October’s figure of 71.27 percent to 69.77 percent, while Firefox managed to gain from October’s 19.97 percent to have a percentage of 20.78 percent for November – managing to break the 20% margin. Meanwhile, Opera and Chrome still battle for fourth place, while Safari still continues to be in third place. After Google launched the Chrome browser (which is based on […]

Want to Chrome Firefox?

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While Google Chrome and Firefox are arguably the two most popular browser alternatives to the monopolistic Internet Explorer (sorry Opera and Safari fanboys), why not merge the two into some weird, yet “sexy” (according to one comment) twist. Introduce Chromifox 2, a skin for Firefox 3 that makes it look like the Chrome browser. While you don’t get the “tabs being separate windows” feature or the tabs being on the […]

Mozilla may release new patches before closing Firefox 2.0

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Speaking to Computerworld, Director of Firefox Mike Beltzner has said that they will consult the community for feedback if they should release two new security patches for Firefox version 2.0, prior its ‘end-of-life’ status – meaning that it won’t have any new patches or support after a certain date. The new patches would push the latest version of Firefox 2.0 to 2.0.0.19. The retirement for Firefox 2.0 is at the […]

First Look : Firefox 3.1 beta

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Mozilla has announced that it has made the first beta of Firefox 3.1 available to the public, a big stepping stone before releasing it to the masses. Firefox 3.1 is said to be a big improvement over Firefox 3, and includes minor tweaks to the user interface. However, while it may look that they barely made any changes, most of the changes are in its coding. Among the changes in […]

Firefox 3.1 beta date announced

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The developers over at the next version of Firefox has announced that it will aim to release a beta or test version to the public of the next version of Firefox, version 3.1, on August 19 – which will see a freeze on new features and make the test version available. The date, however, is an estimate. Expected new features include support of the open-source Ogg Vorbis and Theora codecs, […]

Firefox – How to Change your search engine on the address bar.

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Firefox has this neat feature where it can be used as a search box as well. However, unlike the search box, it is reliant on Google. Sometimes, we need to give the other search engines a chance. So, in this TECHGEEK Quick Tip, we are going to teach you how to change the search feature on the address bar from Google to Yahoo and Windows Live. I bet you are […]

Firefox – about:config? WTF!!

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Every singe function that Firefox does, including the "Awesome Bar", is controlled by a simple phrase that is to be typed into the address bar – about:config. While there are many reasons that you should not be changing anything on that page; like the application not working or making your entire browsing experience worse. But have no worry, techgeek.com.au is pleased to show you some certain changes that can help […]

Download day gives 8+ million to Firefox

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Mozilla’s Download Day ended at 11:18 PDT yesterday (or today, if you live in the US), and it has set a new Guinness World Record by getting 8.2 million+ downloads of its Firefox 3 browser – shattering all expectations and way above the number pledged. According to the FAQs section, Mozilla is the only company that has attempted this record – and has set the bar for most downloads in […]


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