Recently, Mozilla lab opened a project called “The Concept Series” in order to share future concept of Web from users. The new project requested users to collaborate their ideas. Mozilla released three videos about the new project. Aurora is the brainchild of the project that Mozilla likes to introduce by teaming up with Adaptive path.
Firefox 3.1 updated Tab switching significantly in terms of look and behavior. Press Ctrl + Tab (or Shift + Ctrl + Tab) and you are presented with tab thumbnails and titles with the most recently visited ones first so you can more easily determine which tab you want to go, have the one you most probably want to go closer, and as a result get to it faster. Hold Ctrl pressed and keep pressing Tab to see the thumbnails smoothly scroll to the left while the status bar displays the tab web address.
Over 600 million users are surfing the Web with a potentially unsafe browser, according to a Swiss study released this week. Among the least compliant were users of Internet Explorer, which currently dominates the Internet browser market. The study was conducted by ETH Zurich, Google, and IBM, examined the Google logs of users browsing the Web between January 2007 and June 2008.
The new version of the Firefox browser was downloaded over eight million times in its first 24 hours of release in what organisers claimed was a world record. But the success was overshadowed by reports that Firefox 3.0 contained a serious security flaw that potentially lets an attacker take over a PC if a user clicks on a booby-trapped link.
Late Wednesday evening, a Mozilla spokesperson confirmed that the final edition of Firefox 3.0 is going to be available to the general public this upcoming Tuesday, June 17. The open source product is the second leading web browser on the market next to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer with roughly 18 percent market share.