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Camino 2 beta 1 is available now

Yesterday, the Camino team released the firs beta version of its Gecko-based web browser, Camino 2. Camino is a real treat for Mac users, because it combines Firefox's rendering engine with the native polish of Safari. The first alpha of Camino 2 was released in October, and the beta fixes a number of bugs, adds new features and offers better stability. The big change with Camino 2 is that it is...

Mozilla retires Firefox 2

As expected, Mozilla has pulled the plug on Firefox 2. There will be no more security updates, and no more support for the web browser. When users download and install the latest update for Firefox 2, they're greeted with a message suggesting they upgrade to Firefox 3 which is generally both faster and more secure than Firefox 2. Of course, some people don't like the way Firefox 3 handles...

Mozilla preparing to push Firefox 3 update on all Firefox 2 users

Ready or not, here it comes. And it is Firefox 3.0.1. Mozilla has been issuing automatic updates for Firefox for ages. If you're running Firefox 3, you were probably prompted to install version 3.0.1 a few weeks ago. But if you've been running an older version of Firefox, you might still be at version 2.0.0.16. Now Mozilla plans to push out an update to all Firefox 2 users that will prompt them to...

Flock 2 beta 2 makes Firefox 3 more social

Flock has released a second public beta of Flock 2, a web browser based on Firefox 3. What sets Flock apart from Firefox is the integration with a ton of social networking services including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Digg, del.icio.us, YouTube, PhotoBucket, and more. There's a blog editor for updating your web site from the browser, and a media bar for viewing images and videos shared by your...

Yoono social browser plugin goes public, adds Firefox 3 support

Social web browsing plugin Yoono has emerged from private beta. The new version still wears a beta label, but it's available to the public. Yoono is basically a utility that hangs out in the Firefox sidebar and gives you quick access to instant messenging services, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, FriendFeed, and Piczo. The public beta adds support for Firefox. It also packs a few new features: ...

Download Squad Week in Review

The big story this week was undoubtedly the launch of Firefox 3. And we covered the heck out of it. But while Mozilla's little browser was busy grabbing headlines, there was plenty of other news. Here are a few of our favorite (mostly) non-Firefox related stories: What to expect from Mozilla's mobile Firefox web browser OK, we promise, this is the last Firefox-related link of the roundup. But...

Download Day: How did Firefox 3 do?

This morning it looked like Mozilla was on track to set a world record by serving up 5 to 7 million downloads of Firefox 3 within 24 hours of the web browser's release. But by day's end, (well, 24 hour's end anyway), you all smashed that number and downloaded Firefox 3 over 8 million times. Mozilla is still waiting to get confirmation from the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records before...

United States loves Firefox 3, Turkmenistan, not so much

Mozilla's attempt to break a world record by getting as many people to download Firefox 3 in a 24 hour period as possible got off to a bumpy start. But almost a day later, the Mozilla servers are humming along and sending out copies of the company's latest browser to every corner of the globe. Wait, a globe is round. Nevermind. Anyway, as of this morning, Firefox 3 had been downloaded over 6...

Download Day: The perils of shooting for a world record

So you may have heard that Mozilla is hoping to set a world record for the most software downloads in a single day today. The company has been hyping today as "Download Day" for about a week. But a more apt name might be "Down Day." That's because GetFirefox.com is down. As in dead, kaput, service unavailable. This probably shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but if you encourage millions...

Flock 2.0 beta is out: Social browser built on Firefox 3

If you spend a lot of time using social web sites like Facebook, Pownce, Digg, Flickr Twitter, YouTube, or del.icio.us, you've probably heard of Flock, a web browser with integrated tools for interacting with those services and many others. The browser is built on Mozilla's Firefox, so it can render any web page that works in Firefox. But it also makes it easy to share links, photos, and videos...

Download Squad Week in Review

It's been a busy week at Download Squad HQ. We've been busy covering the releases of several new web browsers, updates to several operating systems, and we've been continuing our never-ending quest to find as many ways as humanly possible to waste time while using a computer. We're also expanding the Squad a bit. You may notice posts from some new bloggers over the next few days. Feel free to say...

Mozilla sets release date for Firefox 3: June 17

Mozilla is set to release the final version of Firefox 3 next Tuesday, June 17th. The next generation of Mozilla's web browser has been in development for almost three years, and after countless alphas, betas, and release candidates, we can't tell you how much we're looking forward to finally reporting on point releases. The company has big plans for the day. Mozilla is hoping to set a world...

Get more recommended add-ons in Firefox 3

The add-on manager in Firefox 3 adds a couple of nifty new features, including a recommended add-ons section. When you click the Tools menu and select Add-ons, the first thing you should see is a list of 5 recommended add-ons. This list will change regularly, and there's a link you can click to go to the add-ons web site to find more Firefox extentions. But what if you want to see more than 5...

Better Gmail 2 now supports Firefox 3, HTML signatures

Want to tweak the heck out of your Gmail interface, but don't want to install dozens of Greasemonkey scripts one at a time? Lifehacker's Gina Trapani has whipped up an updated version of her awesome Better Gmail 2 extension for Firefox. The latest version adds support for Firefox 3, plus a few other nifty features. Here are a few of our favorites: HTML signatures Gmail Redesigned skin, which...

Configure Firefox 3 to use Gmail as your default email app

Firefox makes it easy to select a default email application like Outlook or Thunderbird. When you click a mailto: link on a web site, that application will automatically open. But with Firefox 3 RC1 you can also choose a webmail application like Yahoo! Mail or Gmail. Selecting Yahoo! Mail as your default email provider is simple. Just hit the Tools button, select Options, navigate to the...