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Grab a portable version of Firefox 4.0 beta 1, test it safely and easily

If you're not the type to install beta software on your computer, or you're at work and unable to install software, grab Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition 4.0 Beta 1! I've only tested it for a few minutes, but it seems to be fully-featured and as fast as the real deal (which you can download here). The only difference is that it doesn't require installation, so you can run it from a USB memory...

Remove Firefox 4.0's big, ugly, unmovable orange button

Update: this no longer works with more recent builds of the Firefox 4 beta. Please see our new post on how to move or remove the button. Yup, you're not alone: that orange button in the top left corner of Firefox 4.0 just won't move. Fortunately, with the help of a Neowin forum thread and a little hacking, I am now the proud owner of a see-through Firefox button that's in-line with my tabs!...

Firefox 4.0 beta 1 released, get it while it's hot!

Stop the press! Firefox 4.0 beta 1 has just been released. Download it now! Spread the word! Hammer a nail in Hitler's coffin! If you've been using the bleeding-edge 3.7 alpha builds, you won't notice much difference -- but if you've been holding off, waiting for things to firm up a little, now's the time to hop on! The most significant change (other than OMG SHINY WINDOWS 7 AERO UI!!!1) is...

First Firefox 4 candidate build appears in Mozilla nightlies

OK, so at this point the change is little more than bumping a number, but the arrival of a Firefox 4 candidate in the Mozilla FTP is still nice to see. Recently we've seen several changes land in Firefox 4, most noticeably in the default Windows theme which now has tabs-on-top by default. Don't worry, though -- Firefox 4 will be as customizable as it ever was, and you'll be able to switch back...

Firefox Friday Five: 3.6.4, tabs-on-top, your own out-of-process plugins, HTML5 king of the hill, and making Firefox child-friendly!

Phew, what a week we've had here in the dark, dank Download Squad bunker! Not only has it been a good week for Firefox, but for all browsers everywhere! This week we saw the release of IE9 preview 3 -- and while it's by no means complete (it doesn't even have a GUI!), we can now be certain that hardware acceleration, along with HTML5, is the wave of the future. And... Firefox is leading that...

4-way HTML5 speed test: Firefox 3.7 faster than Internet Explorer 9 (video)

Following on from last night's IE9 vs. Chrome 6 comparison, I've now pitched all four of the major Windows-based browsers against each other. On the same computer! At the same time! (God bless technology.) As you will see from the video, Chrome (even with hardware acceleration turned on via command line switches) is in a distant last place, miles behind both Firefox and IE. Opera competes...

64-bit Firefox for Windows lands in Mozilla's nightly trunk builds

Lee just stumbled across something big: the first 64-bit build of Firefox 3.7 (4.0) for Windows.... aaaand... it's slower than the 32-bit variant, at least when it comes to the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark. You'll need the Visual Studio 2010 redistributable for msvcr100.dll, but other than that, just grab the ZIP from Mozilla's latest nightly trunk and off you go! (Both of those are direct...

Firefox Friday Five: 3.6.4, 4.0, add-ons, tips and how Firefox is still miles ahead of Chrome

Good afternoon! I'm here with your weekly round-up of Firefox and Mozilla updates. We actually have two weeks of news to cover because of last week's interview with Firefox's Creative Lead Aza Raskin -- but that just means I won't have to fall back on useless persona padding to fill out this column. Let's get stuck in with some juicy Firefox 3.6.4 and 4.0 beta news: 1. Firefox 3.6.4 beta 5...

Firefox 3.7 will become 4.0 -- Firefox 4, with updated Gecko, confirmed for later this year

Speaking at Air Mozilla yesterday, Firefox's lead developer Mike Beltzner confirmed what we've all been hopefully expecting: the latest Firefox beta, with its faster startup and shutdown times, more stability and better security, will become Firefox 3.6.4. Once 3.6.4 has been released (in a couple of days, according to the roadmap), development will shift in earnest to Firefox 4.0. The current 3.7...

Mozilla dev shares new info on Firefox 4 for Windows

It's no secret that Mozilla is working on a fairly major facelift for the next major version of Firefox. We've already seen some early concepts for Linux and Windows and there's even an easy-to-install Strata 4 theme (called Strata40) for current versions of Firefox. On his personal blog Chromatic Pixel, Mozilla contributor Stephen Horlander has shared some more iterations of the Windows...