Mozilla did quite well in the web browsing industry to compete with Internet Explorer,Google Chrome,Safari and Opera,maintaining the second position for years.However,it could not be easy to stay with it now as Google Chrome has a faster upgrade cycle that leads the applications of new technologies and it’s getting more and more market share now.Finally Mozilla decides to move faster too,making out a new version of Firefox in every 6 weeks.Firefox 5 is the first.
In terms of the look,I don’t think Firefox 5 has any significant differences to the previous versions.Well,some improvements are added in this new version.
Support CSS animation.
DO-NOT-TRACK technology,allow users to set if they’re willing to be tracked by some websites or not.
Canvas Draw technology,load rich media pages faster.
For Android version,support Web Open Font Format.
Also for Android version,scroll page will be much smoother.
If you’re using Firefox,you could go to ‘about Firefox’ to update it;if you’re not,you also could get it here.
Today Twitter finally announced that they’re gonna team up with Photobuket to allow tweet with pics directly from Twitter website or official mobile apps soon.Actually it’s not new in Twitter because a lot of 3rd party services such Twitpic/Yfrog/Plixi providing the similar experience too.So I’m quite curious what’s new will be this integrated pic sharing funtion of Twitter and how those exising 3rd pic sharing service providers to fight back.
If you don’t have smartphone,don’t worry!Twitter is working close to the carriers worldwide and so many of you later will be able to share pics with tweets by sending MMS.
Twitter also announced that new experience on search will be wonderful if you have a latest version of Firefox with Twitter as you can simply search topic or people by # or @ in the address bar.It’s making much easier to access Twitter to catch up what’s going on in the world.
But I’m a Google Chrome user,when will Chrome with Twitter be available?Hopefully it will be soon too.
After several betas and RCs,the final version of Internet Explorer 9 is on the table.From the past testing,I really feel that IE has changed a lot.Many people dropped IE to use other browsers because the old IE always has errors occurred during surfing and performed quite bad in terms of loading web pages and java scripts.
Well,the weakness are gone after paying great efforts to make IE better enough competing with other browsers,such as Firefox and Google Chrome.Let’s hear how the people feel on this latest product this time:
IE9 has 9 reasons to let you install it.
Badly,IE9 can’t support to install in Windows XP and older systems.That means some old computer and netbook users can’t try it neither.
Frankly speaking,although IE9 has claimed to be the fastest web browser in the world,but from my real experience,Google Chrome still performs a bit better than it.However,the changes are remarkable as we can see.
The automatic update of IE has been rolling out.However,if you haven’t updated automatically and you wanna get it immediately,please try to get it in this page and install it manually in minutes.Enjoy!
Firefox 4.0 beta 2 just released yesterday.It built up a lot of improvements on the outline and enhanced the overall performance in order to face the competitions from the coming IE9 and Google Chrome.
The following long lists are the things done by the engineers in this latest version.
However,what I like here is the new feature-App Tab.You can see how it works in my pics:
I always open Google Reader and Facebook when I’m surfing Internet.The normal tab occupies unnecessary spaces.Well,now I can just simply make a right click on the tab and select to ‘make into App Tab’ and it then is reduced to a lovely size.It’s nice,isn’t it?
The bad thing is most of my existing add-ons are not yet supported.I think the developers will catch their work up.I just hope it won’t be too long.
If you wanna try this new Firefox,please get it here and install it.You will have a fresh experience.
Firefox Beta 3.6 had come out for several weeks.In fact I had tried it when it firstly launched,but I don’t feel so comfortable on it because quite a lot of add-ons were not compatible and I even met some crashes in one-hour usage.
However,with the help of thousands of beta users,it has been going to run properly and most of functions could work well.Firefox also introduced Add-on Compatibility Reporter which could mention the author of add-ons for any compatibility issues.You could check up the details of the Beta of Firefox 3.6 / Gecko 1.9.2 introducing several new features for users to evaluate:
It’s 5 years for me to use Firefox too.I remembered that I just wanted to try it at that time and amazingly I’m never going to drop it since then.Compared to IE,Firefox is of better performance,rich facilities and more securities.Of course,now we have some other good browsers to choose such as Safari,Google Chrome and so on.Anyway,Firefox did all greatly and I do wish it could last long with all pros.