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  • No more security support for Firefox 4

    Posted June 22, 2011 - 7:06 am

    Upgrade to Firefox 5 to get patches, says company, but add-on compatibility issues may make some users hesitate.
  • Mozilla patches Firefox 4, fixes programming bungle

    Posted April 29, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    Mozilla has patched Firefox 4 for the first time, fixing eight flaws, including a major programming oversight that left the browser vulnerable to attack on Windows 7.
  • Microsoft calls IE9 comparisons to Firefox 4 'misleading'

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 6:33 pm

    Faced with rival Firefox 4's record-setting launch, Microsoft this week argued that it's unfair to grade its Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) against Mozilla's newest browser.
  • Android smartphones now can run Firefox 4.0

    Posted March 30, 2011 - 8:37 pm

    Android users can now download a production version of mobile Firefox. The 4.0 release, the first on a widely deployed mobile OS, is said to be three times faster than Google's stock browser bundled with Android.
  • Mozilla launches Firefox 4 on Android

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    A week after it launched Firefox 4 for the desktop, Mozilla today shipped the final version of Firefox 4 for Android.
  • Firefox 4 tip: Get disabled add-ons working again

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    I'm trying hard to like Firefox 4, but the new browser keeps finding ways to annoy me. First, it moved the Reload button for no good reason (same for the Home button, but that's just as easily fixed). Second, it put the tabs at the top of the screen (again, easily fixed). Third, I'd swear it runs slower than Firefox 3.6, at least when it comes to starting up and loading pages.
  • Firefox 4 sets unofficial download record

    Posted March 27, 2011 - 8:37 pm

    Mozilla set an unofficial record for software downloads on the second day of Firefox 4's launch, the company said.
  • Firefox 4 tip: Put reload button back where it belongs

    Posted March 24, 2011 - 9:24 am

    I'm still poking and prodding Firefox 4, which made its official debut just yesterday. So far, I like what I see--but a few interface quirks are driving me nuts.
  • Firefox 4 downloads doubling IE9's = Microsoft win!

    Posted March 23, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Mozilla's new Firefox 4 browser was downloaded more than 4.7 million times since its release Tuesday, doubling the 24-hour download rate of Internet Explorer 9, which was made available last week.
  • Mozilla's Firefox 4 bags 1M downloads in 3 hours

    Posted March 22, 2011 - 2:32 pm

    More than one million Firefox 4 browser were downloaded during the first three hours of availability, a pace that would beat Microsoft's claim that 2.4 million copies of IE9 were downloaded the first day it was available last week.
  • Mozilla knocks Microsoft's decision to snub XP

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 3:39 pm

    Microsoft's decision to limit Internet explorer 9 support to Windows Vista and Windows 7 prompted criticism from Mozilla, whose rival Firefox browser continues to support the still widely-used Windows XP.
  • Firefox follows Chrome lead, eyes faster releases

    Posted March 18, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    Once Firefox 4 is out the door next week, Mozilla will likely shift to a faster development cycle for its browser, one that resembles the way Google rolls out a constant line of updates for Chrome.
  • Mozilla sets Firefox 4 release for Tuesday

    Posted March 17, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    Originally scheduled to ship last November, Firefox 4 will wrap up a development cycle that started in February 2010 with several developer previews, but began in earnest last July when Mozilla released the first of what would eventually be a dozen betas.
  • Firefox 4 beta 9 gives short shrift to Linux users

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 9:13 am

    Considerable fanfare greeted Friday's release of the ninth--and apparently final--beta version of Firefox 4, which boosted the popular Web browser with hundreds of bug fixes and a raft of powerful new features.
  • Firefox 4 offers silent extension updates

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Firefox 4 will automatically update the browser's extensions, a Mozilla interface designer said Sunday.
  • Firefox 4 regains speed mojo

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    With the release of Firefox 4 Beta 7, Mozilla returned to near the top spot in browser performance rankings.

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