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Mozilla release mockups for upcoming Firefox Linux releases

The folks at Mozilla have released the first mockup showing what Firefox 4.0 may look like on Linux... and it looks an awful lot like the Windows version. Firefox 4.0 isn't due out for another year or so, but the developers have already stated a few goals for the project. One idea is to move the browser tabs above the location bar. Another is to consolidate the menus into a few tabs that will...

Mozilla launches SeaMonkey 2.0 RC1 internet suite

Mozilla's SeaMonkey is a utility that bundles a whole slew of internet activities into one application. It's a web browser, email application, IRC client, and an HTML editor. And it's inching toward version 2.0. Mozilla pushed out SeaMonkey 2.0 Release Candidate 1 this weekend. If the concept of an all-in-one internet app sounds familiar, that's because that's what Mozilla originally did, in...

How to make Firefox Portable your default web browser

Your default web browser in Windows is the one that opens any time you click a link to open a web page, open an HTML file, or take any other number of actions that would require a browser to load. It's typically pretty easy to make a browser your default. When you run Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Opera for the first time, odds are the browser will ask if you want to make it your...

Google explains what a web browser is, treats you a bit like an idiot

Google's been pushing its Chrome browser for a while now, and there's no question that it's one of the fastest, simplest web browsers around, if you're a Windows user anyway. But it doesn't have all of the features you'd expect from a fuller fledged browser like Firefox yet, such as stable support for plugins and extensions. And most importantly, it doesn't come bundled with most computers, like...

WebKit claims another browser as Epiphany bails on Mozilla

Gnome 2.28 was released this week, and one of the more interesting changes was the switch taking place in Epiphany, Gnome's default web browser. There's been a change under the hood, with Mozilla Gecko being replaced by Webkit. Webkit has made some serious gains this year in terms of browser market share. Already providing the powerplant for Safari, Google Chrome, and Maxthon 3 (as well as...

WebGL support makes first appearance in latest Firefox 3.7 nightly builds

Google Chrome and other WebKit-based browsers aren't the only ones getting improved 3D graphics handling capabilities. As of September 18th, Firefox trunk builds include support for WebGL. Developer Vladimir Vukićević refers to the project as "essentially a way of accessing OpenGL from within the browser, through the HTML5 canvas tag." Together with the recent leaps in Javascript performance,...

Three cross-platform tools to keep your web browser in sync

If you're running a multi-boot configuration or using multiple computers, it can be kind of a bother keeping all your preferences in sync - especially if you're using different operating systems. For me, the biggest source of frustration is my browser settings. Fortunately, there are some simple (and free) tools available to minimize the hassle. Opera Link Opera doesn't get a lot of love on most...

Google promotes Chrome web browser with 11 short videos

Google has commissioned a series of 11 short films to promote the Google Chrome web browser. If you've ever doubted the power of advertising to make something mundane look pretty darn cool, click the play button above. On the one hand, a browser is just a portal to the web, and so you'd think the last thing you would really need are a bunch of bells and whistles to make a browser look cool....

Futuremark gets into browser benchmarking with Peacekeeper

Futuremark's 3dMark has long been a favorite way of mine to perform near-crippling tests on freshly-built systems. One of their more recent projects is aimed at a slightly less intimidating foe than 3d gaming: web browser javascript benchmarking. Called Peacekeeper, the new app makes a lot of sense for Futuremark. As one of the key brands in computer benchmarking, it's only logical that they...

If web browsers were The Super Friends...

There wasn't a whole lot remarkable about my Sunday this week. We're still thawing out here in the Great White North, so my son and I were relaxing and watching The Super Friends on TV. The longer we watched (and the more blown away I became with just how awesomely bad that cartoon really was), my mind started to wander. "I must be reading too many blog posts," I said to myself, "because I'm...

Safari hacked in a flash at Pwn2Own 2009, Firefox and IE8 follow

Security pro Charlie Miller came in to Pwn2Own 2009 with a plan, and things unfolded exactly the way he wanted them to. Within seconds of the competition's start, he had already gained control over the fully-patched MacBook running Apple's Safari web browser. "It took a couple of seconds. They clicked on the link and I took control of the machine," said Miller. It's safe to say that when Apple...

Xenocode lets you run Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer from a flash drive

There have been portable versions of web browsers including Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera that you can run from a USB flash drive for a while. Basically these apps let you store your data to the flash drive allowing you to run these apps on Windows without installing anything or writing any data to the Windows registry. Xenocode takes a different approach. And it works with other...

European regulators could force Microsoft to unbundle Internet Explorer

Sometimes it may seem like there are only two or three web browsers that matter. Most computer users surf the web with Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. But there are a ton of other options, including Opera, Google Chrome, and Sleipnir. Still, most people continue to use Internet Explorer, and one of the main reasons for that is because it's the web browser that comes bundled with Windows,...

Apple loosens restrictions on alt web browsers for the iPhone

The iPhone App Store may be filled with games, productivity apps, and umm... other utilities. But up until recently there was one thing that you couldn't find in the App Store: web browsers that would compete with the Safari browser that comes with the phone. But over hte past day, at least four alternative web browsers have shown up with prices ranging from free to about $2. The browsers add...

Google Chrome coming out of beta

Google is preparing to take the beta label off of a product in what must be record time. Google's Marissa Mayer tells TechCrunch's Mike Arrington that the Google Chrome web browser will come out of beta soon, just three months after the product was first released as a public beta. By contrast, Gmail, which was launched more than 4 years ago is still in beta. So what's behind the move? Does it...