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Firefox Still Working Towards Multi-Process Support

While Google Chrome and other modern web-browsers -- even modern versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer -- support separate processes between the user-interface and other rendering tasks, notably missing from the threading party has been Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla developers, however, have been working towards a multi-process Firefox.
5 December 2013 - Multi-Process Firefox - 50 Comments

Mozilla's Rust Language Gets A GCC Compiler Front-End

A Rust language front-end is under development for the GNU Compiler Collection. Rust is Mozilla's programming language under development that's similar to C/++ and aims to be a safe, concurrent practical language.
3 December 2013 - GCC RUST - 9 Comments

Australis Interface Lands In Firefox Nightly

For those ardent Firefox users, Mozilla has pushed the Australis user-interface changes into the latest Firefox web-browser builds.
19 November 2013 - New Firefox UI - 30 Comments

Firefox 25 Now Shipping With Minor Enhancements

One month after the release of Firefox 24, Mozilla Firefox 25 is now available via FTP servers globally and will be officially announced on Tuesday. There are a few small but notable changes for the Firefox 25 web-browser update.
28 October 2013 - Firefox 25 - 36 Comments

Firefox OS 1.1 Improves Performance, Mobile Features

Mozilla released Firefox OS 1.1 today with better performance, new features, and what the firm says is hundreds of improvements.
9 October 2013 - Mozilla Firefox OS 1.1 - 5 Comments

Mozilla Pushes "Shumway" Flash Into Firefox

Mozilla has pushed their open-source "Shumway" Flash/SWF player into the latest Firefox nightly builds.
3 October 2013 - Shumway Flash - 52 Comments

Mozilla Continues Advancing, Promoting Rust Language

The Mozilla developers driving the Rust Programming Language have released version 0.8 of their language and compiler. Rust 0.8 has more than 2,200 changes with many bug-fixes and a few language-related changes.
27 September 2013 - Rust Programming - 15 Comments

Mozilla Thunderbird 24 Is Ready To Squawk

Besides Firefox 24 being shipped, Mozilla is also ready to ship Thunderbird 24, a major update at long last to their open-source e-mail client.
17 September 2013 - Thunderbird 24 - 9 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 24 Moves Ahead With Modest Changes

Firefox 24.0 is now available today with a variety of modest changes for the Linux / OS X / Windows version while Firefox for Android has some of the more interesting features this round.
17 September 2013 - Firefox 24.0 - 31 Comments

Ubuntu Will Stick With Firefox Over Chromium For Now

While Canonical engineers keep raising discussions about swapping Mozilla Firefox for Google's Chromium as the default web-browser for Ubuntu Linux, the 13.10 release will continue using Firefox by default.
12 August 2013 - Ubuntu Firefox - 22 Comments

Firefox 23 Brings In Updated Logo With New Features

Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 23.0 today with several new features to the popular open-source cross-platform web-browser.
6 August 2013 - Firefox 23 - 12 Comments

Transparent Decompression Support For EXT4

A Mozilla engineer has been developing transparent decompression support for the EXT4 file-system to benefit Firefox on Android, among other use-cases.
24 July 2013 - Mozilla Support - 9 Comments

Mozilla Advances Rust Programming With v0.7 Release

Version 0.7 of Mozilla's Rust programming language is now available.
3 July 2013 - Mozilla Rust 0.7 - 1 Comment

The First Firefox OS Devixes Are On Their Way

After a few months with developer preview phones and then getting 18 carriers interested in the fledging mobile platform, the first Mozilla Firefox OS phones are ready to ship to consumers.
2 July 2013 - Firefox OS Devices - 14 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 23.0 Now In Beta With New Features

Mozilla has put Firefox 23 now in their beta channel for those wanting to test this next feature update to the open-source web-browser.
28 June 2013 - Firefox 23 - 23 Comments

H.264 / GStreamer Turned On For Firefox On Linux

New builds of Mozilla Firefox for Linux now support H.264 video content in conjunction with GStreamer.
27 June 2013 - H.264 - 34 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 22 Is Now Available

Mozilla developers have now uploaded Firefox 22 to the web.
25 June 2013 - Firefox 22 - 38 Comments

Intel Dramatically Speeds Up NSS With AVX2

Intel has managed to dramatically speed-up Network Security Services (NSS) for the new Haswell (and forthcoming Broadwell) processors that boast AVX2 instruction set support.
24 June 2013 - Intel NSS - 16 Comments

Rustboot: A 32-Bit Kernel Written In Rust

Rust, the general purpose programming language developed by Mozilla for being a safe, concurrent, and practical language, can even be used to write a system kernel.
27 May 2013 - Rustboot - 7 Comments

Firefox 22 Beta Enables WebRTC Support

Just days after the Mozilla Firefox 21 release, the first beta of the next Firefox 22 release is now available.
17 May 2013 - WebRTC - 8 Comments

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