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Firefox Enables Generational GC To Compete With Chrome

The latest Mozilla Firefox nightly builds have begun enabling the generational garbage collector to better compete with Google's Chrome on performance grounds.
30 March 2014 - Garbage Collector - 25 Comments

Firefox Developers Introduce RR C/C++ Debugger

Mozilla developers working on the Firefox web-browser have introduced a new debugger they developed when working on the browser itself.
26 March 2014 - Debugging - 4 Comments

Firefox 29 Beta Pulls In Many Features

Mozilla has put out the first beta of Firefox 29.0 and with it comes some exciting features.
20 March 2014 - Firefox 29 Beta - 25 Comments

Mozilla Working To Port Unity Game Engine For The Web

Unity has partnered with Mozilla for bringing their popular Unity Game Engine to web browsers via WebGL and ASM.js.
18 March 2014 - Unity - 10 Comments

Firefox 28.0 Delivers VP9 Video Decoding, Opus In WebM

Mozilla Firefox 28.0 is being prepped for release right now and it comes with some exciting updates for users of this open-source, cross-platform browser.
17 March 2014 - Firefox 28 - 26 Comments

Unreal Engine 4 Is Running Great In Firefox

Unreal Engine 4 will be capable of running within web-browsers using WebGL and it's already been demoed running within Mozilla Firefox. Firefox running UE4 is at "near-native speeds" to the desktop version.
12 March 2014 - UE4 - 12 Comments

Mozilla Introduces New JPEG Encoding Library

Mozilla has introduced a new open-source JPEG encoding library that it claims can measurably reduce the file-size of encoded images.
6 March 2014 - JPEG - 14 Comments

Mozilla's Servo Still Going Forth To Parallelize The Web

It's been a while since hearing anything about Mozilla's Servo Engine that's an experimental browser layout engine that could one day replace the Gecko Engine within Firefox, but there's new development activity going forward and a new update to share today.
18 February 2014 - Servo Engine - 13 Comments

Mozilla's Use Of GPUs For 2D Acceleration

While many are upset right now over Mozilla's new advertising agenda, they are still investing on technical improvements to Firefox, including when it comes to 2D acceleration.
13 February 2014 - FOSDEM - 19 Comments

Mozilla To Begin Pushing Ads To The New Tabs Page

Mozilla will begin pushing sponsored ads/sites into the directory tiles when entering the new tabs page where traditionally it has showed the most frequently visited sites.
12 February 2014 - Firefox - 105 Comments

A Look At The New Firefox UI On Ubuntu Linux

After yesterday's article about the new Firefox UI landing in the Aurora channel, here's some screenshots showing what the new Firefox marked at 29.0a2 looks like on Ubuntu Linux.
8 February 2014 - Firefox 29 Aurora Alpha 2 - 30 Comments

The New Firefox UI Lands In Aurora

Firefox Aurora for the 29.0 Alpha 2 version of Firefox is the new improvements to the Firefox user-interface plus many other changes.
7 February 2014 - 29.0 Alpha 2 Aurora - 10 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 27 Is Coming Today With New Features

Mozilla will be officially announcing the Firefox 27 web-browser update today. With Firefox 27 comes a number of new features.
4 February 2014 - Firefox 27 - 28 Comments

GTK3 Version Of Firefox Up For Fedora Testing

It's taking a long time of the GTK3 port of Mozilla Firefox to be completed, but it's now been made a bit easier for those wanting to test out GTK3 Firefox on Fedora Linux.
13 January 2014 - GTK3 Firefox - 34 Comments

Mozilla Updates To Rust 0.9 Programming Language

Mozilla developers working on the interesting Rust programming language have updated it to version 0.9 on Thursday as they continue adding new features and functionality to this language that one day could be powering Firefox and other applications.
10 January 2014 - Rust 0.9 - 45 Comments

Mozilla Expands Its Firefox OS Partners, Platforms

Besides VIA partnering with Mozilla for Firefox OS support, which is already controversial given VIA's notorious reputation among Linux enthusiasts for their failed open-source efforts of the past, Mozilla has also announced new partnerships at CES and outlooks for bringing Firefox OS to new platforms.
7 January 2014 - Mozilla Firefox OS

VIA Partners With Mozilla For Firefox OS

VIA Technologies has announced this morning that they have partnered with Mozilla for providing support and development for Firefox OS on new devices.
6 January 2014 - APC Firefox OS - 14 Comments

Firefox Developers Continue Tuning ASM.js Performance

Mozilla developers continue to optimize everything they can with ASM.js to deliver the greatest performance possible inside Firefox.
22 December 2013 - Firefox ASM.js - 16 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 26 Is Shipping Today With Fun Features

Mozilla Firefox 26.0 will be officially released today and with it comes a number of changes and enhancements while right now you can already download this new release.
10 December 2013 - Firefox 26.0 - 37 Comments

Mozilla Firefox Enables VP9 Video Codec By Default

As of yesterday there's now mainline support for using Google's VP9 video codec within the Firefox web-browser.
8 December 2013 - Google VP9 Codec - 31 Comments

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