Mozilla Grows Peach Fuzz with Blackberry; Debuts Security Minion
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 30, 2013
Security efforts could make web applications safer for us all
Chrome vs. Firefox
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 15, 2013
Which browser is better for desktop Linux users?
Tags: Chrome, browser, Google, Firefox, Linux, Chromium, open source, desktop, Mozilla
Is Mozilla Firefox 21 A 'Healthy' Browser?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 14, 2013
New open source browser debuts, with a default feature that sends information to Mozilla.
Tags: open source, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla
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: Firefox, Mozilla, Facebook
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: operating system, Mozilla, Firefox, OS, smartphone
Senate to Look at Mozilla's Browser Competition Allegations
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 14, 2012
Aides say the judiciary committee will examine Microsoft's decision to withhold APIs from its competitors.
Tags: Senate, Microsoft, Mozilla, browser
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: Internet Explorer, ARM, Firefox, browser, Microsoft, Windows 8, Mozilla
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: Firefox, Mozilla, 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: Mozilla, Google, Firefox
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: Firefox, Google, Mozilla
Mozilla Demands Security Checks from CAs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 09, 2011
In the wake of the DigiNotar hack, Firefox may stop accepting security certificates from certificate authorities that can't prove they are secure.
Tags: Mozilla, security
Mozilla Earns $104 Million
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 18, 2010
Mozilla revenues grow by over 30 percent in the face of new browser competition.
Tags: Mozilla Firefox, Linux downloads, Browers, Mozilla, open source
Mozilla Stabilizes Firefox 3.6.10, Pushes Ahead on Firefox 4
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 16, 2010
Yet another "update for an update," while for developers, Mozilla releases the Kraken.
Tags: open source, open source software, Mozilla, Browers, 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: Browers, open source, Firefox, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla
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: open source, Firefox, security, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla
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: Mozilla Firefox, SEC, Mozilla, Firefox, patches
Firefox 4 Beta Debuts With New Windows UI
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 07, 2010
A bit later than first expected, Mozilla issues first beta of next-generation open source Web browser, though it's missing interface features for Linux and Mac.
Tags: Linux, open source, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla, browser
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, iPhone, Firefox, Mozilla, Apple
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: Firefox, firefox mobile, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, open source tools
Mozilla Lays Out Firefox 4 Roadmap
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 11, 2010
Speed, new features and browser market leadership against rivals including Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are at the top of open source vendors plans for its next generation technology.
Tags: open source, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla, Web browsers, open source tools
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: WebKit, Mozilla, Google, Apple, Firefox
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: Internet, Web browsers, Mozilla, open source, Firefox
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: Firefox, browser security, browser, Mozilla, open source
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: extensions, Mozilla, add-ons, browser extensions, Firefox
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: browser, Apple, Mozilla, Mac, Firefox
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: Google, open source, Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla
Mozilla Drumbeat Aims to Expand Web Participation
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 08, 2010
With over $1 million set to be invested in the new effort, Mozilla aims to build the open Web with more than just open source code.
Tags: browser, Web, open source, drumbeat, Mozilla
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: Microsoft, vulnerabilities, Web site, Mozilla, Firefox
Free, Comprehensive Windows Patch Notification: Secunia
By Michael Horowitz | Article Published November 02, 2009
Microsoft issues patches for its own software, but Windows apps from other vendors remain a problem. Secunia offers a free online software inspector for patch notification.
Tags: Mozilla, bug, Microsoft, Windows, patch
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: Mozilla, Firefox, Internet Explorer, 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: small business, open source, Firefox, 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: Linux, Mozilla, Microsoft, Firefox, Windows
Google Tweaks Browser, Gets Aggressive
By - Reuters | Article Published September 16, 2009
But Google's Internet browser has a meager 2.8 percent share one year after launch.
Tags: Microsoft, Google, search, Mozilla
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: open source, Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Firefox
Web's DNS Structure Remains Vulnerable
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 26, 2009
With millions of Internet domains potentially at risk, only a fraction are DNSSEC-secured.
Tags: e-Mail, Mozilla, Linux, open source, services
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: Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Firefox, IE8
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, Microsoft, Safari, Firefox, Mozilla
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, Firefox, Mozilla, search
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, Mozilla, Microsoft
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: programming language, Linux, Mozilla, developers, Firefox
Download Firefox 3.5: Three Times Faster?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 30, 2009
Tags: Mozilla, Firefox
Seven Firefox Add-Ons for Security
By Paul Rubens | Article Published June 25, 2009
Download these Firefox extensions for safer browsing.
Tags: Firefox, Windows, Mozilla
Free Download: 100 Open Source Apps for Windows
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 23, 2009
Games, office productivity, blogging, money management, and more: While many Windows users don't want to switch to an open source OS, a few free apps wont hurt. Many apps also work on Mac and (of course) Linux.
Tags: Mozilla, open source, search
Firefox Fixed Prior to Next Release
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 12, 2009
Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate (RC 1) has been released along with fixes for nine security flaws.
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla, Safari, Google, Opera
Microsoft vs. the EU: When Antitrust is Anti-Competitive
By Mike Elgan | Article Published June 04, 2009
Microsoft is being unfairly harassed by European Union regulators, argues a tech industry observer.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Microsoft, iPhone, Mozilla, Google
Obama's Cybersecurity Moves Win Applause -- So Far
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published June 01, 2009
The Obama administration's efforts to boost governmental cybersecurity have won positive reviews, yet the job is far from finished.
Tags: Mozilla, Windows, Congress, Firefox, cybersecurity
Mozilla Exec Claims Net Moving Beyond Sites
By Alex Goldman | Article Published May 20, 2009
As the Internet moves forward, the emphasis will be on services, not Web sites, claims a Mozilla user interface guru.
Tags: services, search, Mozilla
Net Domain Biz Up Despite Downturn
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 10, 2009
Plenty of tech vendors are complaining, but not Internet domain registrars.
Tags: Mozilla, authentication, Firefox, marketing, ICANN
Windows 7 Draws Complaints from Mozilla
By - Reuters | Article Published May 07, 2009
Mozilla complains that Windows 7 gives an anticompetitive advantage to the Internet Explorer browser.
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera, Internet Explorer
Linux Desktop Market Share: Greater Than One Percent?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 04, 2009
Estimates of the percentage of desktops using GNU/Linux range from just barely one percent to somewhere around 10 percent.
Tags: Linux desktop, Mozilla, Firefox
Review: Internet Explorer 8: Simplified Browsing
By Adam Stone | Article Published April 24, 2009
This review of Internet Explorer 8 explores the new browser's efforts to simplify browsing.
Tags: Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, services, search
Mozilla Evolves Web Services Offering
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 18, 2009
Could the open source Mozilla earn a reputation as a Web services vendor?
Tags: services, browsers, Mozilla, privacy, Firefox
Microsoft to Release Office in Two Flavors: 64-bit and 32-bit
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 16, 2009
Microsoft will release 64-bit editions of its popular Office productivity software.
Tags: Microsoft, Mozilla, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer
Can Open Source Songbird Compete with iTunes?
By Adam Stone | Article Published April 16, 2009
Whether the open source music app can challenge iTunes is an open question, but Songbird's add-ons are certainly attractive.
Tags: songbird, iPhone, open source, Mozilla, Firefox
Mozilla SUMO: Firefox Support
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 11, 2009
To better support Firefox, Mozilla's SUMO offers a knowledge base, a support forum and live chat. Got a question about Firefox?
Tags: Google, Mozilla, Firefox, support, SUMO
Internet Explorer 8 Hits the Web
By - Reuters | Article Published March 19, 2009
Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 8, the newest version of its Web browser that holds in excess of a 70 percent marketshare.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Microsoft, Windows 7
Could IE8 Be the Fastest Browser?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 16, 2009
With a release due soon, Microsoft is working to correct the conventional wisdom that Internet Explorer isn't a speed demon.
Tags: Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google, Microsoft
Adobe and Open Source: a Process
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 14, 2009
The popular software company is actively dealing with the industry trend toward open source.
Tags: open source, Specification, Adobe, browsers, Mozilla
Bruce Perens: Is Open Source Capitalist or Communist?
By Bruce Perens | Article Published March 08, 2009
The various camps of open source developers, and the companies involved, may be disdainful or worse toward each other, but in fact all partners are needed for a healthy ecosystem.
Tags: Mozilla, Red Hat, open source, Linux, developers
IE8 Inches Toward Release
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 08, 2009
Microsoft said to be near release of the forthcoming version of the world's most popular browser.
Tags: Vista, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Microsoft
Windows 7: Flexible on IE8?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 05, 2009
Surprising observers, Microsoft's upcoming OS may offer a major shift in its stance on competing browsers.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Windows 7, Firefox, Microsoft
Did EV-SSL Make Browsing More Secure?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 03, 2009
Two years after the launch of Extended Validation SSL, experts raise questions about the technology.
Tags: Microsoft, Mozilla, browsers, Firefox, Google
Apple Claims Safari Leaves IE in the Dust
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 25, 2009
Apple also claims that Nitro is up to 30 times faster than IE 7 and more than three times faster than Firefox 3.
Tags: Microsoft, Mozilla, Safari, Google, Firefox
Mozilla Aids EC Push Against Microsoft
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 11, 2009
The open source browser group Mozilla offered assistance to the European Commission's efforts to police Microsoft.
Tags: Firefox, Safari, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Mozilla
IE8 Browser 'Complete and Done'
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 27, 2009
With the browser almost cooked and ready for full release, Microsoft moves IE8 into release candidate 1 status.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Microsoft, security
Open Source Alternatives to iTunes: Your Favorite?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 15, 2009
Songbird, amaroK and Banshee each have their strengths and weaknesses. Whats your favorite?
Tags: iTunes, Mozilla, open source, music, iPhone
Latest Chrome a Step Closer to Linux, Mac
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 11, 2009
Barely out of Beta, Google advances its browser with new rendering, security and HTTP capabilities.
Tags: Linux, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, Google
Shifts for Enterprise Linux, Green Networks in '09
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 31, 2008
What's ahead in the coming year? Open source giants' latest releases and security- and energy-conscious networks, to start!
Tags: open source, Linux, Firefox, Mozilla, IBM
Cisco Hit With Open Source Lawsuit
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 13, 2008
Cisco says it's disappointed by Free Software Foundation Lawsuit alleging it broke the rules on open source usage.
Tags: wireless, open source, Mozilla, Firefox, Google
Firefox Fixes New and Older Versions
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 15, 2008
Mozilla issues security patches for both current and legacy browsers as work on the next release continues.
Tags: Firefox, software, IBM, Mozilla, security
Mozilla Aims Again at Mobile Browsing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 21, 2008
From the ashes of Minimo rises Fennec -- a new, open source mobile browser effort that still has a long way to go.
Tags: Google, Mozilla, iPhone, Firefox, Linux
Stupid Firefox Tricks, Part I
By Akkana Peck | Article Published October 14, 2008
Akkana Peck shows how you can speed up your Web searches with custom bookmarklets-- you don't need to be an ace coder to create your own; it's easy, fast, and powerful.
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla, search, Linux, Google
Tweaking Firefox: Bookmarklets
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 13, 2008
If you're a regular user of Firefox, I'm sure you're familiar with bookmarks, and you probably have a long list of them. But you might not have seen their most useful form.
Tags: Google, Linux, Mozilla, Firefox, search