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Internet Explorer does it. Chrome does it too. Now Mozilla is trying -- again -- to make Firefox run multiple processes at the same time.
Microsoft is no longer the foe. Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal is using the Web to try to force Android and iOS to become more open. He knows Mozilla's Firefox OS is in for a long battle, though.
The starting code base for what will become Chrome 28 is in place, and programmers are already updating it. Blink's birth was not without labor pains, though.
Both Chrome and Safari will move faster when uncoupled from each other, Google argues. But it's not just about technology: Social issues also factored into the schism.
With the Chrome for Android beta, Google adds PC sync, hardware acceleration, Web standards, and more as part of its plan "to reinvent mobile browsers."
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.
Beta testing of Firefox 3.6 should begin within a week, but more significant interface and architecture changes are due with next year's updates.
Google's approach to security in its Chrome Web browser will likely serve as a guide for its upcoming Chrome operating system.
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