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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


Firefox 4 release plan: The need for speed

Better performance is high on the list of improvements planned for Firefox 4. If all goes well, the new browser should emerge by November.

By May 11, 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 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


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


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


Opera 10.5 lags in my speed tests

Opera hopes its JavaScript engine will be the fastest on the market. But when CNET's Stephen Shankland compares the latest rough builds of several browsers, Opera falls short.

By February 12, 2010


HTML vs. Flash: Can a turf war be avoided?

After Apple said its iPad doesn't support Flash, Adobe is sticking up for its technology. The Open Web movement challenging Flash has increasing clout--but still plenty of chaos, too.

By February 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