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[News] Firefox Gets Fiercer Competition on GNU/Linux and Slims Down Further

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Chrome for Linux may shake up Firefox

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| Linux users can now get an early taste of Google's Chrome browser through the 
| Chromium project. Although not an official Chrome release Chromium is an open 
| source project on which the official Chrome browser is based. In this form it 
| gives uses a good, although still rough, insight into what Linux users can 
| expect when a final official Chrome release is made.    


The Future of Firefox: Interview With Mozilla's Chief Innovation Officer

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| As for other upcoming changes to Firefox, Beard told me that many aspects of 
| the current Firefox experience could be in the cloud - for example bookmarks 
| and the "Awesome Bar" (Mozilla's term for its adaptive learning URL bar). 
| Beard said that portability of the user experience is important in this era 
| of the Web and so they'll be looking to offer certain functionality and data 
| in the cloud.     


Firefox Browser Going On A Memory Diet 

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| Over the past few years, Firefox set the pace of browser innovation. But it 
| has been caught or passed by Chrome 2, Safari 4, and Internet Explorer 8. The 
| competition has been getting faster and has added advanced features like 
| pre-emptive threading and memory protection for tabs.    


Memory usage in Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

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| Windows and Linux have different ways of handling memory, with Linux usually 
| pre-allocating more than needed and then releasing and Windows adding more 
| memory by demand. This aligns well with the overall behavior of the two 
| operating systems, where Linux usually wins when it comes to memory-intensive 
| tasks.     


about:mozilla — Firefox Mobile, Mozilla Foundation, AMO, Bespin, video
tutorials, Labs, Metrics, and more…

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| In this issue…
|     * Firefox Mobile (Fennec) 1.0 beta 1 released
|     * Mozilla Foundation March update
|     * Busy month for the AMO team
|     * Bespin community update
|     * Design Challenge video tutorials
|     * Mountain View Labs Meetup: Thursday!
|     * SeaMonkey 1.1.15 released
|     * Metrics: What is Firefox’s market share?



Six Latest Firefox Addons You Should Check Out

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| We all love Firefox for the sheer number of extensions that can be added to
| it. There are plenty of brilliant yet unpopular extensions that have been
| written about before.


Firefox is still king for developers

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| Firefox is still king when it comes to daily work on the tubes, despite the
| steady increase in the buzz surrounding the open-source Webkit project, on
| which Safari and Google Chrome are based.


25 Most Awesome Firefox Wallpapers

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| As I’ve said before, Firefox web browser has become so popular that it has a
| lot of passionate users from around world. These people will do everything to
| help spread Firefox. --Like some of them have created great desktop
| wallpapers that even non-Firefox users will surely be attracted to.

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