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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.
The faster cadence and rapid release focus is not new for Microsoft or its CEO Steve Ballmer. It's just more urgent.
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.
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 releases the first beta of Firefox 5, the initial version of the open-source browser to be produced under a new fast-moving schedule.
Microsoft wants to show developers what's in store with Internet Explorer so they can build better Web sites. The move is just what Google and Mozilla already do.
Rapid-release software updates are easier with browsers than operating systems, judging by Alcatel's decision to skip the next Firefox OS release.
BitTorrent bakes its Bundle program into the latest version of its uTorrent and BitTorrent software. Next up: torrent pay walls.
Mozilla gears up for the biggest overhaul to Firefox in more than three years as it prepares Australis for all.