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Recap of Add-on-Con

December 18th, 2009

We’ve just returned from Add-on-Con, an annual conference for browser add-on developers held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View California. The add-on development community is an entrepreneurial bunch of people and it’s exciting to hear about what they’re working on. Herman Ng, Christopher Griffin, and I were there to present and chat with…

Christmas comes early for Opera users

December 17th, 2009

While everyone is off for Christmas vacation, the desktop team is working hard on preparing a nice holiday gift for Opera users. On December 22nd we will release a 10.5 pre-alpha. We’ll keep it a surprise for now, but the keyword is: speed. 😀 Edit: There are some reports about an old internal build of…

Namoroka: It’s not just the code name for Firefox 3.6!

December 17th, 2009

At Mozilla we foster a healthy ecosystem of communities that promote the ability to freely access, modify and distribute software and creative works. These ecosystems create a digital commons; a shared space, shared resources or network of ideas, applications and products that are free to use. Much like a park is a vital ecosystem for…

Introducing Personas 2.0

December 17th, 2009

Editor’s note: The Labs team at Mozilla released Personas 2.0 early this morning. Check out the Mozilla Labs announcement reposted below. Personas 2.0 offers a cleaner look, clearer navigation, and easier ways to discover and engage new art. Check out the new site here. The Mozilla Labs team launched Personas 1.0 in March with the…

IE December Security Update Now Available

December 8th, 2009

The IE Cumulative Security Update for December 2009 is now available via Windows Update or Microsoft Update. This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by correcting the control and by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory. …

Google Chrome for the holidays: Mac, Linux and extensions in beta

December 8th, 2009

There was nothing more excruciating for me as a kid than seeing the presents pile up under the Christmas tree but knowing that I couldn’t open them until Christmas morning. On the Google Chrome team, we’ve had the same feeling as we’ve been working to get betas ready for Mac, Linux and extensions. It’s been…

Technically speaking, what makes Google Chrome fast?

December 3rd, 2009

We’re always happy to hear that you’re enjoying Google Chrome’s speed, and we’ve often been asked what makes Google Chrome so fast — from its snappy start-up time, and fast page-loading, to the ability to run complex web applications quickly. For those of you who’d like to dive into the full technical intricacies on what…

Opera 10.20 goes alpha!

November 24th, 2009

After having released our final version of Opera Unite, we are proud to present you with the next level of Web applications for your desktop. Just a short while ago, we have released a Labs version, previewing our new approach to widgets: Opera Widgets are now first-class citizens in your computer, being accessible from the…

IE8 SmartScreen in action

November 23rd, 2009

Last week at PDC, as we were about to start talking to people about IE9, I saw the following notification from my Facebook account: From: Facebook [mailto:notification+mwm5axbx@facebookmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:05 AM Dina posted something on your Wall and wrote: “funny vid of u, you see it? http://www.facebook.com/l/ca339;hTTP://www.N70.InFO/2d” To see your Wall or…

10.10 goes final

November 23rd, 2009

No new 10.10 snapshots today, the final version is ready! :hat: We’d like to thank everyone for testing the snapshots, and thereby helping to iron out the last issues. The latest snapshot (windows build 1893) is the final release. So if your running that build you do not need to upgrade. Are you using Opera…