Best Linux Browsers
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 21, 2014
Pros and cons of the best browsers for the Linux desktop, including Firefox, Chrome and other browsers.
Tags: browser add-on, browser, Linux, Chrome, Firefox, open source
Brendan Eich's Departure Will Mar Mozilla but Not Stop Its Innovation
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 07, 2014
NEWS ANALYSIS: Brendan Eich's resignation soon after being named Mozilla CEO will scar the company, but it won't likely halt its major tech initiatives.
Mozilla Kills Firefox for Windows Metro
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 17, 2014
Mozilla's effort to bring the open source browser to Windows 8 Metro has been terminated.
Tags: browser, Firefox, Windows, Windows 8 Metro, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla
Firefox Set to Get a New Look, Better Sync
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 03, 2014
Australis design overhaul comes to Firefox's Aurora alpha channel today.
Tags: browser, open source, Firefox, Mozilla Firefox, Austrailis
Firefox 22 Delivers Open Source Communications
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 25, 2013
Along with new features like WebRTC, Mozilla issues 14 security advisories for its latest browser release.
Tags: browser, open source, Firefox, Mozilla Firefox
Chrome vs. Firefox
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 15, 2013
Which browser is better for desktop Linux users?
Tags: Linux, Chrome, open source, Chromium, Mozilla, browser, Google, Firefox, desktop
IE10 Doubles Share of Browser Market
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 01, 2013
Firefox gained a tiny fraction of market share, while Chrome slipped a slight amount.
Tags: Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, market share, Chrome, Net Applications, IE 10, Firefox, browser
Pwn2Own Pays Hackers $480K in Bug Bounties
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 08, 2013
Security researchers found vulnerabilities in all of the major browsers.
Tags: Adobe, security vulnerabilities, Internet Explorer, Firefox, bug, Chrome, Java, PWN2OWN, hackers
Mozilla Firefox 18 Boosts Performance with IonMonkey
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 08, 2013
Tags: Mozilla Firefox, open source, Firefox
Browser Wars: IE, Mobile Browsing Show Gains
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 02, 2012
Firefox, Chrome and Safari all lost users in October.
Tags: Firefox, Chrome, mobile, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, browsers
Mozilla Partners with Facebook for Social API
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 22, 2012
Mozilla begins formal testing of new integration that could change how millions of users interact with the social web.
Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Facebook
Firefox 15 Accelerates Browsing for Desktop, Phones and Tablets
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 28, 2012
Open source browser vendor takes aim at memory use to speed up Web surfing.
Tags: Firefox, browser
Mozilla Firefox 14 Secures Google Searches
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 17, 2012
Latest release accesses Google search by way of an SSL encrypted HTTPS connection.
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla
Firefox OS Smartphones Due 2013
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 02, 2012
Mozilla will partner with Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenor, ZTE and Alcatel One Touch.
Tags: Firefox, smartphone, Mozilla, operating system, OS
Chrome or IE? Who Won the May Browser Wars?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 01, 2012
StatCounter says Chrome; Net Applications says IE.
Tags: Google, Chrome, Internet Explorer, browser, Microsoft, Firefox
Mozilla: Windows 8 a 'Return to the Digital Dark Ages'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 10, 2012
Windows RT won't support browsers other than Internet Explorer.
Tags: ARM, Windows 8, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, browser, Microsoft, Firefox
Internet Explorer Gains Market Share While Chrome Slips
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 02, 2012
Firefox's market share also slipped slightly.
Tags: browsers, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, market share
Chrome Was World's Top Browser — For a Day
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 21, 2012
Over the weekend, many Internet users turn to Google's browser, but when they go back to work, they use Microsoft's IE.
Tags: Firefox, Google, Chrome, Internet Explorer, browser
Browser Security Comparison: Firefox vs. IE vs. Chrome
By Susan Kuchinskas | Article Published March 05, 2012
Every major browser has its partisans, but which browser earns the highest praise from impartial security analysts?
Tags: Firefox, security, Chrome, IE
Firefox 11 Gets SPDY
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 06, 2012
Google's speed-enhancing SPDY protocol lands in upcoming version of Mozilla's open source browser.
Tags: open source, Google, Firefox
Has Firefox Lost Its Edge?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 16, 2012
Once an emerging darling, the open source browser is now beset by a troubling handful of issues.
Tags: Firefox, browser, Google
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 22, 2011
The latest version of the open source browser offers big performance improvements over its predecessor, which was released only six weeks ago.
Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, open source
Google, Mozilla Ink Default Search Deal For Firefox
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 21, 2011
The all-important deal accounted for $100 million of Mozilla's $123 million in revenue in 2010.
Tags: Firefox, Google, Mozilla
Mozilla Releases Firefox 9, Renews Google Deal
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 20, 2011
New type inference model will make the browser faster, as Mozilla has renewed its search deal with Google.
Tags: Google, Mozilla, Firefox
Microsoft Moves IE to 'Silent Update'
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 15, 2011
Soon, you'll never need to manually update a browser -- Chrome, Firefox or IE -- as Microsoft announces its intentions to move to the silent updating model.
Tags: Microsoft, Chrome, IE, Firefox, updates
Is Chrome More Popular than Firefox?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 01, 2011
Maybe, maybe not -- it all depends on how you slice the data, who you ask and when.
Tags: Firefox, Chrome, IE
Firefox 8 Locks Down Plug-ins
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 08, 2011
New open source browser is out, providing advanced HTML5 features and a rollback on third party plug-ins.
Tags: open source, Mozilla Firefox, browser, Firefox
Firefox Going Native for Android
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 17, 2011
New user interface effort for mobile browser set to deliver a faster Firefox for Android.
Tags: open source, Android, Firefox
Tech Comics: "(Yet Another) Firefox Release"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published October 06, 2011
When Firefox refers to a rapid release cycle, they're not kidding.
Firefox 4 Debuts Faster, More Secure Browser
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 22, 2011
The latest open source browser release features a new user interface, synchronization, HTML5 and overall performance improvements.
Tags: open source, Linux, Mozilla Firefox, browser, Firefox
Opera 11 Released With Tab Stacking
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 16, 2010
New version of Opera browser is out, piling on new tab, extension and translation features.
Tags: Safari, Firefox, Google, browser, Opera
Internet Explorer 8 Use Up but Overall IE's Down
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 01, 2010
November browser numbers show gains for Internet Explorer 8, and more losses for IE6, but the slow slide in its usage share appears to continue.
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Chrome browser, IE
IE Usage Continues Steady Decline: Report
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 05, 2010
The pressure is on Microsoft to make IE9 the best version yet, even as the browser's fortunes continue to wane.
Tags: Firefox, IE9, IE, Microsoft, Google
Firefox 4 Set to Improve Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 08, 2010
The latest Firefox 4 Beta milestone includes a new security feature as part of Mozilla's continuing push to raise the browser ante versus rivals like Google and its upcoming Chrome 6 browser.
Tags: security, Firefox, Firefox 4, open source, Mozilla Firefox
Firefox 4 Gets Sweeter in Beta 4 With Tab Candy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 25, 2010
Next generation Firefox browser milestone showcases a new approach to handling lots of browser tabs, while Mozilla is planning to revamp its approach to handling updates.
Tags: Mozilla Firefox, Firefox, Browers, Mozilla, open source
The New Browser Wars: Chrome vs. IE vs. Firefox
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published August 24, 2010
As cloud computing makes the browser ever more essential, each of the leading browsers has strengths and weaknesses.
Tags: IE, browser, Firefox, security, Chrome browser
Firefox Plans New Security Features
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 06, 2010
The popular open source browser will address some security concerns in its forthcoming release, due in August.
Tags: security, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla, Firefox, open source
Firefox Gets 14 New Patches
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 22, 2010
Of the 14 Firefox patches, eight address security vulnerabilities that Mozilla calls critical.
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla, patches, SEC
Firefox Browser Secured by Dell?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 21, 2010
Dell has launched a free, secure browser based on wrapping Mozilla's Firefox in a virtualization shell.
Tags: Firefox, Dell, Virtualization Management, security, virtualization
Firefox Comes 'Home' to the iPhone
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 16, 2010
A Firefox sync app gets Apple's OK, enabling users to continue their desktop browsing sessions on the iPhone or iPad. But it's not a new browser.
Tags: Firefox, firefox mobile, open source, iphone apps, iPhone
Apple Debuts Safari 5 to Extend Web Browsing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 08, 2010
Apple incorporates new HTML5, developer tools, performance and reader capabilities in the latest iteration of its Safari Web browser.
Tags: Firefox, browsers, Safari, Apple, Google
Firefox Sync Coming 'Home' to iPhone
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 27, 2010
No it's not Firefox for the iPhone, but Mozilla is making an effort to enable Firefox users to integrate with Apple's technology.
Tags: iphone apps, Apple, Mozilla, Firefox, iPhone
Mozilla Loses Its CEO
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 12, 2010
John Lilly calls it quits after five years to join venture capital firm amid rapid changes in both the open source and Web browser market.
Tags: Mozilla Firefox, open source tools, Mozilla, Firefox, firefox mobile
Internet Explorer Use Slips Below 60 Percent
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 04, 2010
Microsoft's browser monopoly may soon be a thing of the past as Internet Explorer's market share continues to slide. But this month's loss of share wasn't as dramatic as past losses and no competing browser made big gains according to Net Applications.
Tags: Firefox, IE, Internet Explorer, Browers, Microsoft
WebKit 2 and Firefox Lorentz Going 'Out of Process'
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 09, 2010
New plug-in isolation approach could make browsers from Apple and Mozilla even more stable -- though Mozilla claims they're already more stable, even without it.
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla, Apple, Google, WebKit
IE Extends Its Slide in March; Other Browsers Gain
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 05, 2010
Microsoft's control of the browser market continues to look more and more tenuous, although the decline of IE seems to be continuing at a relatively slow pace.
Tags: Safari, IE, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer
Mozilla's State of the Internet Report on Firefox
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 02, 2010
The report from open source vendor Mozilla includes plenty of insights into where Firefox is used. Guess where Firefox has an 80 percent share of the browser market?
Tags: Web browsers, Firefox, Mozilla, open source, Internet
Mozilla Updates Firefox for Security, Ends 3.0.x Branch
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 31, 2010
Mozilla issues multiple security advisories as it works to lock down the popular open source Web browser.
Tags: browser, Mozilla, open source, browser security, Firefox
Opera 10.5 Debuts as Google Chrome Share Grows
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 02, 2010
Tags: IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera
Ten 'Must Have' Firefox Add-Ons
By Eric Geier | Article Published February 24, 2010
Firefox's essential ten excellent add-ons -- make Firefox even better.
Tags: browser extensions, extensions, add-ons, Firefox, Mozilla
Mozilla Dropping Firefox Support for Mac OS X 10.4
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 08, 2010
Four years after the 10.4 release, Mozilla wants to remove it from its list of supported operating systems. Not everyone agrees.
Tags: Mozilla, Apple, Mac, browser, Firefox
Is Firefox 3.6 on Linux Hard to Install?
By Emery Fletcher | Article Published January 28, 2010
A Linux newbie rebuts the assertion by a Windows pundit that a Firefox version is difficult to install on Windows.
Tags: Firefox, Linux, Linux desktop
What's Next for Firefox? Electrolysis
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 27, 2010
No it's not needless hair removal, but Mozilla is making a new effort around plugins that mimic a key feature already available in Google Chrome.
Tags: Mozilla, Chrome, Firefox, open source, Google
Security Report: Firefox Most Vulnerable
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 09, 2009
A security vendor's report indicates that Firefox suffers the most vulnerabilities of any browser.
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, vulnerabilities, Web site, Mozilla
Who Needs Windows 7 When You've Got KDE?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 19, 2009
Yes, you can point to a genuine Windows advantage here and there. But you can also find examples where KDE had features first, or has superior ones.
Tags: Windows 7, KDE, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Windows
Ubuntu Karmic Koala Beta Launches
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 05, 2009
Ubuntu's "Karmic Koala" launches in beta, including Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Beta, Server and Netbook editions,and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.
Tags: Enterprise, security, Firefox, Linux, server
Is There Such a Thing as a "Best" Browser?
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published October 05, 2009
The dominant Internet Explorer is now a lumbering old fish, yet are any of the browsers truly better?
Tags: Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Google
50 Open Source Apps for Small Biz/Home Office
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 28, 2009
Whether you're an open source fan or you've hardly heard of it, you'll find at least a few open source apps on this list that can help your small office improve its bottom line.
Tags: open source, Firefox, small business, Mozilla
10 Million Users Select Firefox Security Upgrade
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 18, 2009
Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5.3, an upgrade that checks the user's version of Adobe Flash and addresses a key security vulnerability.
Tags: Mozilla, Microsoft, Firefox, Windows, Linux
The GNU/Linux Desktop and Borrowed Assumptions about Usability
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 03, 2009
Linux desktop software is changing as it improves, but it may be leaving its more valued traditions behind.
Tags: Linux, OS X, Firefox, Linux desktop, software
Sony PCs to Ship with Google Browser
By - Reuters | Article Published September 01, 2009
The agreement with Sony is the first major win for Google's Chrome browser since the search giant introduced the open source browser last year.
Tags: Mozilla, Google, Firefox, open source, Microsoft
Study: IE Safest Browser for Social Media
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 21, 2009
Yes, the study was sponsored by Microsoft, yet it still contains some interesting data.
Tags: Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, IE8, Firefox
Mozilla: MSFT Must Compromise More
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 19, 2009
The open source organization says that Microsoft must make a great effort to level the playing field in the browser competition.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft, Mozilla
Microsoft vs. Linux: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published August 10, 2009
Microsoft has made a number of overtures to the open source community lately. Whats up?
Tags: Firefox, Linux, open source, Microsoft
Firefox Security, Boot Time Upgraded
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 18, 2009
A zero-day flaw and start up time are both addressed in the newest Firefox 3.5 upgrade.
Tags: Windows, Mozilla, search, Firefox
IE8 To Allow Users to Set Default
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 18, 2009
Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) will no longer automatically set itself as the default during any part of its installation process.
Tags: Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Mozilla
When Did the Browser Become the Next OS?
By David Strom | Article Published July 15, 2009
In the 90s, a visionary called the desktop an operating system. His words have now become true -- but how did that happen?
Tags: OS X, Google, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Firefox
Free/Open Source's Key Programming Languages
By Akkana Peck | Article Published July 02, 2009
Take a look at the most frequently used development languages for free software.
Tags: Mozilla, programming language, Linux, Firefox, developers
Download Firefox 3.5: Three Times Faster?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 30, 2009
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla
Firefox Won't Use Google Chrome's Improvements
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 29, 2009
Firefox and Google have two very different world views on the browser experience.
Tags: Firefox, Google Chrome
KDE's Kontact vs. GNOME's Evolution: Best Personal Info Manager?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 29, 2009
An expert Linux user compares two open source personal contact managers and decides on his personal favorite.
Tags: Gnome, Linux desktop, desktop, Firefox
Using Open Source to Protect Email
By Paul Rubens | Article Published June 26, 2009
Open source applications like Thunderbird and GnuPG are useful -- and free -- ways to secure your email.
Tags: Firefox, privacy, Linux, email
Kick Start Your Asus Notebook: 64-bit Kubuntu
By Rob Reilly | Article Published June 25, 2009
Vroom, vroom! Your humble Asus laptop can move faster with an open source OS, juiced to perfection.
Tags: HP, AMD, nVidia, Firefox, Ubuntu
Seven Firefox Add-Ons for Security
By Paul Rubens | Article Published June 25, 2009
Download these Firefox extensions for safer browsing.
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla, Windows