Posts Tagged ‘firefox’

The end of the Iceweasel Age?

March 8, 2016

One of my most visited blogposts is the one explaining why there exists something called iceweasel the browser and summarizing the reasons why debian renamed firefox. Now there has been some new activities which I don’t want to hide from you.

For roughly the past decade, Debian has shipped the Mozilla desktop applications (Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey) in a rebranded form that replaces the original, trademarked names and logos with alternatives (Iceweasel, Icedove, and Iceape). Originally, this effort was undertaken to work around incompatibilities between the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG), the Mozilla trademark-usage policy, and the licenses of the Mozilla logos. But times—and policy wordings—change, and Debian now seems poised to resume calling its packages by the original, upstream Mozilla names.

So it seems that the iceweasel package some of you know and love may be gone in the future.


Where is the RSS Feed Icon in Firefox 4?

July 31, 2011

Have you ever asked yourself: Where the $&”(% is the RSS Feed Icon in Firefox 4?” I did.

By default the new RSS web feeds subscription button is not visible. To add this to the toolbar ( or navigation tool-bar as it is called in Firefox 4 ) just right-click on the toolbar and select customize. In the customize tool bar window that appears, click and drag the “Subscribe” icon to the desired location. Done.

More Details can be found on

Nice: IBM is moving to Firefox as its default browser

July 2, 2010

Some days there are good news to be found in the web

We’re officially adding a new piece of software to the list of default common applications we expect employees to use, and that’s the Mozilla Firefox browser.
Firefox has been around for years, of course. Today we already have thousands of employees using it on Linux, Mac, and Windows laptops and desktops, but we’re going to be adding thousands more users to the rolls.

Firefox 3.5 commercial

June 1, 2009

There is a Mozilla Firefox 3.5 commercial which is quite similar to a car commercial. I don’t like it that much. What do you think about it?


Firefox or Internet Explorer?

June 22, 2008 made a small survey about the usage of firefox and internet explorer.

This really gives me hope..

(You can watch Rocketboom in HD with miro)

What’s new in Firefox 3?

June 19, 2008

If you already have downloaded Firefox 3 you may want to know whats new and shiny about it.

A new guide to Firefox 3 has been announced on MozillaZine. The Field Guide to Firefox 3 provides a in-depth look, with many screenshots, of the new features in Firefox 3

If you have not downloaded Firefox 3 till now… No that can’t be.

For the record.. if you are using Iceweasel, you may want to know that Iceweasel 3 is available in debian gnu/linux unstable.


the social web browser

June 18, 2008

Only short after the release of the brand new Firefox 3, Flock 2 beta has been released.

Flock is an intriguing new “social web browser” that is designed not just as a portal to the web, but to your friends’ lives and the online communities where we share many of today’s experiences. [more]


A look at memory usage in Firefox 3

March 13, 2008

Firefox 3 is making a lot of progress and there is even some research going on in the field of memory usage.

As the web and web browsers have matured, people have started expecting different things out of them. When we first released Firefox, few people were browsing with tabs or add-ons. I’ve written before about how web usage patterns have changed, so too have our strategies on how to effectively make use of system resources such as memory.

Topics that are discussed in some details are

  • Reduced Memory fragmentation
  • Fixed cycles with the Cycle collector
  • Tuned our caches
  • Adjusted how we store image data
  • Hunted down leaks
  • Measuring Memory Use
  • Ways to test

A really good read to get an overview of what is done to make firefox 3 better…

Firefox and google… an unholy alliance?

November 8, 2007

There is a lot of criticism about the status of googles financial support for mozilla. This is because $56 million of the $66 million mozilla earned last year were coming from google.
Cnet has an article describing some points why google indeed has to much power and influence in mozilla.

I can see the points and agree with them.. mozilla has to rethink their financial model… Being so much dependent from google is not a good thing.
But you have to stay in perspective… at least it’s free and open software. So there are less danger to loose the application at a whole or to get nasty surprises while using it (LESS not NONE).