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Firefox 'Lorentz' arrives but with restrictions

A previous version of this report contained an erroneous statement about how Chrome handles plug-in crashes.

By June 22, 2010


Firefox 3.6 due this month; next comes 'Lorentz'

Mozilla expects to release a snappier version of Firefox in January. Next, version 3.6.5 is planned for this quarter with a significant crash-proofing feature.

By January 13, 2010


Mozilla issues new Firefox test release

The organization behind Firefox wants testers to try out a crash-proofing feature in a new alpha release of Firefox.

By March 3, 2010


Mozilla releases second Firefox release candidate

Firefox 3.6 isn't quite done, but with RC2, it's a step nearer. Mozilla wants to finish and release the new browser version in January.

By January 18, 2010


CNET News Daily Podcast: What Google wins, loses by leaving China

Just how much is Google leaving on the table if they stop doing business in China? Get that and more of the day's top headlines in today's news podcast.

By January 13, 2010


Apple retooling WebKit for multicore chips

The WebKit2 interface is designed to give Apple's Web browser a better capability to juggle multiple computing processes. Also: the first Firefox 3.6.4 beta.

By April 9, 2010


Firefox development dilemma: Tweak or overhaul?

Programmers are considering beefing up a version of Firefox 3.6 with some features planned for 3.7. Will that speed or slow the browser advancement?

By January 4, 2010


Firefox 3.0 reaching end of the line

Security and stability updates will finally come to an end with the release of Firefox 3.0.19, due out March 30.

By March 17, 2010


Firefox 3.5.7 fix could 'goose' browser upgrades

Mozilla expects that the latest Firefox tweak will lead more people to upgrade. Also: that first Firefox 3.6 release candidate could arrive Friday.

By January 6, 2010


Elements of Firefox overhaul arrive for testing

With a name like JaegerMonkey, how can Mozilla's upcoming JavaScript engine not vanquish rivals? Also: developments with extensions and hardware acceleration.

By March 1, 2010