The Norwegian browser maker completes the first step of its transition to the browser engine used by Google's Chrome. Sync, tabs, and themes are due in the next version.
The faster cadence and rapid release focus is not new for Microsoft or its CEO Steve Ballmer. It's just more urgent.
The "Extended Support Release" version of Firefox would change every 30 weeks to accommodate slow-moving customers. Also: Firefox silent updates are coming.
Businesses and add-on developers have had trouble keeping up with Firefox's new six-week update cycle. But its advantages outweigh the pain, Mitchell Baker says.
Microsoft's browser team apparently concludes the smaller set of new features in Firefox 6 warrants a smaller congratulatory cake.
New Firefox versions now will emerge every six weeks as Mozilla tries to be more competitive. That's too rapid for some, but Mozilla is willing to leave them behind.
Mozilla follows in Chrome's footsteps with a browser that's updated more frequently. Also: the new Jetpack interface and CSS animations for Web developers.
Mozilla releases the first beta of Firefox 5, the initial version of the open-source browser to be produced under a new fast-moving schedule.
Internet Explorer is still saddled with a reputation for being slow and behind the technology curve. Its developers clearly want to change that.
Microsoft is aiming to make a "technology preview" of Windows 9, aka Threshold, available to anyone interested this fall.