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Firefox 4 Beta 8 Release Scheduled On December 21

firefox 41 Firefox 4 Beta 8 Release Scheduled On December 21 Firefox 4 development team is way behind its scheduled date and it keeps on delaying day by day as well. It has been more than a month since Mozilla delivered the last development milestone i.e Beta 7 of Firefox 4.0.

Even Mozilla’s open source browser vendor had promised that with Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 we will be feature freeze, the remaining Beta releases would be nothing more than routine testing Builds which would not take as much to put together.

But it still appears to us that Mozilla team is still continuing development process and continuing to fix lot of bugs in pocket. And it has been hit again.

Tech Link: Firefox plugs drive-by download security holes

Firefox 4 Beta 8 was planned to be released on first week of December and now they officially told it will be released on December 21.

Last night Mozilla team tried to build Beta 8 and quickly found an issue with localization repacks. The issue does not affect en-US builds. Corrected localization repacks will be generated and posted later today to unblock localized testing.

After finding this issue team modified its scheduled release date to December 21. If QA finds an issue we will address it quickly and attempt to maintain the above schedule. Of course, there is always the possibility of day-for-day slip depending on issue details.

Early adopters can grab the Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 Candidate bits from Mozilla’s FTP servers and test drive the release to get an idea of what’s coming in the Beta. But keep in mind that this is not the fully fledged Beta 8 of Firefox 4.0.

Fennec 4.0 Beta 3

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Well for short note, Firefox 4 mobile beta 3 is currently tracking to the same schedule and an updated Firefox Home has been submitted to the Apple app store.

Firefox 4.0 Future!

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Well it’s already more than one month where Mozilla team had scheduled to release Firefox 4.0 on November. The open source browser vendor still has to deliver at least two additional Betas of Firefox 4.0 until it will move to the Release Candidate development stage.

In this regards, it’s very clear that Firefox 4.0 first RC will be scheduled in end of January 2011(just a guess). This will surely keep them on back hand in browsers war as Google Chrome and Opera are getting ready for next big release.

Please share your thoughts on this regards and let others get updated about Firefox 4.0 icon smile Firefox 4 Beta 8 Release Scheduled On December 21

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Windows XP Dips; IE9 Leads Beta; Chrome Continues!

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Browsers, Softwares, Operating Systems, search engines…. Everyday something new is happening around the world of computers. Someone goes up..Someone suffers..Someone even gets some shock!

October statistics of browsers and operating systems are out and as usual some shock is there for you all. Tech18 team has kept an eye on all the latest buzz about browsers and many a times you guys found Google Chrome as our hot topic.

Well there is a reason why we were updating more about same topic. Here we divided October Browser and Operating system statistics as 3 divisions,

#1. Windows XP market share dips below 60%

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As you all know Microsoft removed Windows XP from retail shops on October 22 and will continue to support it till 2014. Microsoft’s IE strategy may not be working at this time, but at least the company is seeing Windows XP removing itself.

Market Share of XP continues to lose about 1 point of market share every month. Net Applications listed the OS with a share of 59.07% in October and StatCounter listed XP with 53% market share. Windows 7 started catching market share with steady increment on market share.

#2. Internet Explorer 9 – The Beta King

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Shocked right? Obviously. October browser statistics are out and IE blog happily updated about their shares. Official IE blog stated,

Today, with the release of Net Applications’ monthly browser share report, we’re pleased to see that in addition to 10 million downloads, 0.32% of customers worldwide and 1.46% of Windows 7 users are using Internet Explorer 9 as their daily browser.

We must say, Windows XP users are really started upgrading to Windows 7 and reduce in Windows XP share boosting Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9 share. According to Net Applications, IE 9 Beta usage share on Windows 7 grew about 2.5 times, from 0.61% in September to 1.46% for the month of October.

Shocking news is Chrome 8 canary builds and Firefox 4 beta are well behind IE9! IE remains the top dog, with Net Applications 59.3% and StatCounters’ 49.21% in October.

#3. Chrome and its stable share

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The only browser that is seeing some movement, in either direction, is Google Chrome, while Internet Explorer, Firefox and the other popular browsers are largely static relative to their market share.

Chrome is the fastest-changing browser since by default updates are downloaded and installed automatically when the browser or computer is restarted. Net Applications released an illustrative graph showing just how fleeting the life of a Chrome version is: six weeks in the case of Chrome 6.

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These are some of the notable changes in October’s market share Net Applications and StatCounter. Well there were some good news and some shocking news. And many new things are expected in few days with Chrome 8, Chrome 9, Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 are getting final touch and Chrome 9 already in build stage.

Watch out this space for many more updates!

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IE9 PP6 Updates HTML5; Chrome Still Leads!

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Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari…… which one you like? Which one you will use? Confused! Isn’t it?

All these browsers are getting updated day by day and getting ready for biggest Browsers War! Yes, we are nearing to see the ultimate war and again, it’s interesting.

Just an Update!

Following are the few latest buzz happening around web world,

  1. Google Chrome 9 Build Started
  2. Firefox 4 Beta 7 and Chrome 8 Beta by early November
  3. Firefox 4 and Chrome 9 by early 2011
  4. Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 is out!
  5. Opera 11 Alpha is online

HTML5, the Future of Web!

Hope by now you all know what is HTML5 and how it is going to change the web world. HTML5 comes with lot of tags which started replacing much wanted software like Adobe Flash. This new version of HTML do forced all the browsers to get updated. And also forced Adobe to find a solution for keeping Flash alive!

Browsers Vs HTML5

As we said before all browsers getting updated and one of the reason is HTML5. Here is how our latest builds scored in HTML5 test,

#1. Google Chrome 9.0.568.0 Build 64415

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We must agree, right now Google Chrome is the best browser to test HTML5 tags. As you can see in the image, Chrome 9 build scores 271(262 + 9 Bonus) out of 377 points.

#2. Firefox 4 Beta 8 Pre

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Well Mozilla team is already well behind their schedule and Firefox 4 is kept on delaying. Hope they will stick to their new schedule and release Firefox 4 by early 2011. As compared to Beta 6 Firefox has updated few HTML5 elements.

#3. Opera 11 Alpha

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Opera team is working somewhat similar to Google Chromium team and releasing some better browser versions. Opera recently shifted to ver.11 with alpha tag. Well the latest version of Opera scored 230 out of 377 which are well ahead of previous version (210/377).

#4. Safari 5.0.2 webkit 70599

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Apple’s Safari browser also got some updates and scored 198(196 + 2 bonus) out of 377. Hope they will wake up and catch up with Browsers war.

#5. Internet Explorer 9 PP6

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Internet Explorer 9 was expected to be one of the best browser and it failed to impress. IE9 Beta 1 too got some ultimate features and still updating HTML5. Compared to previous test, this time IE9 scored 95(90 + 5 bonus) out of 133 points.

These are latest results of HTML5 test which we tested with all the latest browser versions. As always Chrome top the list and considered as best browser for HTML5 updates.

Tech Link: HTML5 Browser Test

Do you think IE9 will give tough competition for other browsers and get back to Browsers war? Share your thoughts icon smile IE9 PP6 Updates HTML5; Chrome Still Leads!

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Find Related Contents With AOL Offsite Chrome Extension!

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Google Chrome is getting better day by day and becoming strong contender for Internet Explorer and Firefox. We have been updating you with all the latest buzz happening around Google and Chrome browser.

Google’s strategy of releasing new version of Chrome browser once in every six weeks is working well. Few of the Google Chrome updates are,

Well Google Chrome is really running on safe side when compared to other browsers. Have you guys noticed one of the biggest problem by Firefox? When ever we get a new version of Firefox, something will be missing for sure.

One of the biggest problem for Firefox users is, they have to wait for their favorite add-on for latest version. This has been one of the irritating thing when ever we update Firefox.

While on other side, extensions for Google Chrome works fine with all the versions.!

Download Offsite Extension

We have been updating you guys with the latest and best extensions for Chrome. Here we got one more best extension like tab candy for Chrome and Facebook Login Background changer!

AOL  released a new Chrome extension named Offsite. Now you can see what’s happening around the web related to the page you are currently viewing. It pulls in related and similar information from news and social sources.

Offsite developer team continued saying,

Ever wonder what the rest of the web has to say about the page you are viewing?  With Offsite, you can see headlines and social buzz from other sites that are related or similar to the page you are viewing.

Unlike AOL Lifestream for Chrome, Offsite loads in a flash.

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Working of offsite is just similar to other extensions. But it has got some new and unique advantages.

1. little peel in the upper-left of the web page to slide the page down and see related stuff from around the web

2. see tons of information that relates the your current page

3. see public posts and tweets related to the page or topic you are viewing

4. related headlines from various sites across the web

5. a page heat index that shows how a page’s popularity

6. streaming trending topics on the web – because the latest trends are always cool to see

7. social media share buttons(Facebook, Twitter and Digg), print page shortcut and email this page button.

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As a blogger I liked this extension as it helps in finding many things in same page. Few advantages for bloggers from this extension are,

  1. See who tweeted the article you are viewing
  2. Share the article on Twitter, Facebook and Digg
  3. Get some headlines from AOL which may help you writing new post.

These are some of the advantages of Offsite extension. This extension is still under beta tag and promises to focus on giving consumers interesting content.

Hope you guys downloaded this extension. Please share your thoughts with us and fellow readers. Your feedback may help someone to try this extension icon smile Find Related Contents With AOL Offsite Chrome Extension! Cheers!

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Yet Another Zero-Day Attack On Firefox!

firefox 41 Yet Another Zero Day Attack On Firefox!

Firefox is inching towards its next Beta release and here comes another blow there plan. Firefox users are under attack again!

Zero-Day: A zero-day (or zero-hour or day zeroattack or threat is a computer threat that tries to exploit computer application vulnerabilities that are unknown to others or undisclosed to the software developer.

If you guys remember, on February 18, 2010 Firefox had faced some allegations due to same zero-day attack. The vulnerability was determined to be critical and resulted in remote code execution by an attacker. That time the vulnerability was in version 3.6 of Firefox.

Soon after they found this critical threat, Firefox released Firefox 3.6.2 and fixed the issue.

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Zero-day attack on Firefox is back again. According to researchers at Norman ASA, Firefox users who surfed to the nobleprize.org site were silently infected with Belmoo, a Windows Trojan that gives the attacker complete control of the machine.

The issue was successful found on Firefox versions 3.5 and 3.6, according to Norman. And they continue saying, once the site got clicked, it connects to two Internet addresses

  1. l-3com.dyndns-work.com
  2. l-3com.dyndns.tv

both which point to a server in Taiwan. Mozilla’s security response team is investigating the issue and hope they will fix this issue soon.

Tech Note: We will update only we get some update from Firefox team!.