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Firefox Friday: invasive, all-inclusive interview with Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's community director

Good afternoon! This week we're fortunate enough to have the Mozilla Director of Community, Asa Dotzler, here with us in the Download Squad bunker. His yappy little dog doesn't like it much down here -- but with soundproofed cells, who cares? After my last interview with his comrade Aza Raskin (what are the chances of having two people called Asa working in the same office?), I was keen to find...

Netscape founder backing Facebook-only web browser?

As if Facebook hasn't already taken over the world, reports are coming in that Netscape's founder Marc Andreessen is backing a new web browser (yes, another one of those) dedicated to viewing the social networking site we all know and love. The browser dubbed RockMelt, which is still very much in the design phase, is supposedly being worked on by all-stars in the development world like Facebook f...

Backup your Firefox, Flock, or Thunderbird profiles with MozBackup 1.4.8

Last time we checked in on Firefox backup utility MozBackup, the developer had just added support for Firefox 3 beta. Apparently it's been a busy half year over at MozBackup HQ, because this week MozBackup 1.4.8 was released, with the following new features: Create automatic backups via command line New Installer Supports backup of unknown files from user profiles ...

Netscape web browser has one month to live

If you're one of the two or three people who still use Netscape Navigator as your primary web browser, we've got some good news. Well, kind of. Last month we reported that AOL (our parent company) would end support for Netscape Navigator on February 1st. Now it looks like that date has been extended by a whole month to March 1st. If you've already got Netscape installed, it won't automatically ...

Download Squad Week in Review

The time between Christmas and New Year's is what folks in the biz typically like to call a slow news period. But in the fast-paced world of technology (cue the Quantum Leap-them song styled synth pop), the news never stops. Here are some of the stories you might have missed if you were spending too much quality time with the family this week. Flipping the Linux Switch: The GNOME Desktop Environme...

AOL pulls the plug on Netscape Navigator

Today AOL announced plans to discontinue development on the beloved Netscape browser. As you may know, Netscape was the first mass market Internet browser, originally released in October 1994. AOL will stop developing the browser on February 1, 2008 according to the Netscape blog. This blog's parent company, AOL gained control of Netscape when they acquired it in November 1998 for the whoppin...

Propeller launched, with apologies

AOL's old social news site Netscape, has officially relaunched as Propeller, with a few apologies from the team. We told you about the news that Netscape was planning to reorganize its social news section away from Netscape, and bring it all together in its own unique site. The time has now come, and Propeller has officially launched, Netscape has been moved, feedback is being implemented, perfo...

AOL rethinks Netscape news site yet again

AOL has announced that it will be shifting Netscape.com from a social news site to a standard news portal. You know, the kind of news portal that lived at the site before AOL decided to turn it into a page filled with user-submitted news stories and links. Apparently AOL research shows that people do want a social news site, but people also associated the Netscape brand with traditional news. AOL ...

Yahoo's top 5 web services

Yahoo is the original Internet location. Back in the early days everyone had their Hotmail email address, and had Yahoo search directory set as their start page in Netscape Navigator. Things have changed drastically since then. Google is in the spotlight for search, and Yahoo has branched out to offer some important services for todays internet users, (insert Mozilla fan boy comment now) and we sh...

Newser dishes up top news from major outlets

News aggregation has been done with much success at Techmeme, Digg and Netscape. So who is this newcomer and what do they want and will they be a valuable top news source? Newser is layed out nicely, with top stories and pictures on the home page, and categories for World, US, Politics, Business, Science and Health, Technology, Sports, Culture and Society. A convenient, yet sometimes annoying feat...

Slashdot lets users vote on stories with Firehose

Once upon a time, before Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and the relaunched Netscape, there was Slashdot. The original social news site for geeks allowed users to submit and share interesting articles with their peers back when Web 2.0 wasn't even a twinkle in anyone's eye. While there's still an active community of Slashdot readers/commentors/submittors, the site's not resting on its laurels. This ...

Netscape vs. Digg, the numbers

Ever wonder how Netscape's social news site stacks up to the reigning king Digg? Neither have we. However, an industrious young Netscape user decided to lay the numbers out for all to see and peruse. The results are less than surprising. Although Netscape has done somewhat well for itself since it's launch this time last year, it still lags far behind Digg in raw traffic numbers. However, if you...

Social Poster is social bookmarking on speed

Say you run across a really cool webpage that you want to share with all your friends and a few thousand other people? You might submit it to Digg, Reddit, and maybe even another service or two before you run out of steam and enthusiasm. Social Poster makes it easy to submit links to 34 different sites with just a few clicks. You can grab Firefox toolbar button by going to Social Poster's main s...

Picli, the Digg of photos

Forget about all the text on Digg, this is all about pretty pictures. Picli is a social image voting gallery. Their system closely resembles your typical Digg / netscape / Reddit social voting system, with a twist, it's for pictures only. This interesting gallery twist to the social voting scene provides a constantly changing image gallery for showcasing creative work. Users sign up for a free ac...

ThisJustBrewed serves social news for social beverages

ThisJustBrewed serves up some discussions around your favorite beverages, coffee, tea, wine and beer. Social news is everything, so why not one have one targeted around social beverages? This social news site plays off of the Digg, Netscape model. Users submit stories and articles, and users vote them up or down. Of course the news on ThisJustBrewed is targeted around coffee, tea, wine and beer i...