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Firefox 3.5 officially released

Posted by pabmohan on 01/07/2009

Here comes the latest firefox 3.5. Well as usual I am using it from its beta version.

firefox 3.5

firefox 3.5

And I am still trying to find any flaws. You may download it from this link. Mozilla says that it is fastest and safest firefox yet. Even I am checking Opera 10 which is in beta, where they are claiming that it is the fastest. But lets wait until it is officially released.

The major difference what we may see between 3.5 and the last official release are:

1. Private browsing:

This is also called porn browsing mode by some;) . This feature we have seen in Google chrome (The incognito Window). When we use this mode firefox will not save the history.

2. Tabs:

Here we may directly open a new tab. No need to go to file and select add new tab. Just click on the “+” and you will get a new tab.

Also found that there are two new features which looks good, which I will look into. First is support for open video format, is it that we need not download the flash player plugin?? or is it something else?

Second is location aware browsing, where with user consent the location of an user may be shared and location specific content may be rendered. Check out the release notes for more info.

Anyways the best part of firefox are its Add Ons, which makes it my fav browser. And I do use Chrome usually as it is google search friendly and sometimes I use IE as still a lot of websites renders and works properly only in IE.

Firefox is tweeting…..follow it.

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Google Chrome

Posted by pabmohan on 04/09/2008

Here comes the latest product from google called chrome to give competition to Microsoft and Mozilla. Although its a beta release but I am much impressed, it has a kind of clean look, comparatively seems faster than IE7 and firefox3, does not have the memory issue like firefox which takes a lot of RAM space.

Another interesting is the incognito window, which as per google:

You’ve gone incognito. Pages you view in this window won’t appear in your browser history or search history, and they won’t leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be preserved, however.

Going incognito doesn’t affect the behavior of other people, servers, or software. Be wary of:

  • Websites that collect or share information about you
  • Internet service providers or employers that track the pages you visit
  • Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys
  • Surveillance by secret agents
  • People standing behind you

Learn more about incognito browsing.

Google has released a comic explaining all the features. I guess this will be better than both other two browser. A lot to explore.

Chrome is also an open source application like the firefox, let us see if we will get the cool add ons as in Firefox (which I think is best part of Firefox).

Also IE8 is also in beta. Google usually come up with some innovation so I am sure it will rock. Hope they quickly come up with Android. And when will be the day when Google starts developing a new OS.

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