Tag: mozilla

Firefox and Java Speed boost Make it a Default for Developers

 Due to the speed boost to Java, Firefox has become not only the fastest browser but most likely the default for developers.  The boost is a result of the update to Java already mentioned by cnet.  Firefox now seems primed to have even more specific apps for its browser written as it continues to grow in market share and speed dominance.  This is a result from work with TraceMonkey.  "TraceMonkey is a project to bring native code speed to JavaScript," said Mike Shaver, Mozilla’s interim vice president of engineering, adding that JavaScript performance nearly doubles compared to Firefox 3.0, based on the SunSpider test of JavaScript performance. That speeds up many basic tasks, but it also brings image editing and 3D graphics into JavaScript’s abilities, he said."  This is just more proof that open source is the way to go which brings the overall benefit to all of us.


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A Browser for Social Connectivity

  Flock 2.0 Beta was just released free of charge for Windows, Mac, and Linux users.  The idea behind Flock is that you have all of your email and social sites such as facebook and myspace available all in one place.  The browser is power by mozilla.  The 2.0 beta adds faster performance, an upgraded user interface as well as enhancements to the original feature set.  There are a ton of different browsers out there but if you want everything in one place, give flock a try. [Flock 2.0b]

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