Linux Market Share Growing Faster than Apple! | Linux adoption rate beats iPhone

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I had to find a twist like that headline above reading this article. Net Applications does a monthly survey across sites that receive 160 million visitors to gauge the “market share” of operating systems and web browsers. According to the November numbers, Microsoft Windows has no fallen below 90% market share, Mac is up to [...]

Firefox 2.0 RC3 out

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Baring big problems, the final release candidate for the new 2.0 version of Mozilla Firefox is out reported here and here. Mozilla.com page for the RC is here.    Send article as PDF   

Firefox code under the microscope

Friday, September 8th, 2006

So, the stories are out of the analysis of the code for Mozilla Firefox. It seems there were a large number of potential flaws found (71 potential security vulnerabilities) according to the article. This was done using an automated tool and many say, that in order to evaluate the true severity of the flaws, you [...]

Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6 RPMS for Mandriva 2006

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

I finally got the Mandriva 2006 rpms rebuilt for Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6. I ‘ve been running it for a bit and it and all seems well. Of course, this is always at your own risk. http://www.averyjparker.com/wp-content/downloads/firefox/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.6/    Send article as PDF   

Firefox 1.5.0.6 is out

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

That was a quick turn around…. It appears as though some of the multimedia streaming issues were severe enough to require a quick turnaround for Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6 Sans had the initial heads up…. But it looks as though it’s now officially out (and labeled as a stability update.) Download page.    Send article as [...]

Mozilla Firefox user-agent spoofing

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Sometimes you run across a site that’s a browser snob. You know the type…. you visit it in Mozilla Firefox or (anything other than IE) and it says, “you must use Internet Explorer version 6 or newer to use this site. Well, some browsers have nice ways of changing the user agent through the menus, [...]

More reason to be cautious with Firefox plugins

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Again…. this article referring to an exploit related to the cross platform plugin capability in firefox, is a GOOD reminder to be cautious when looking at potential plugins to install for mozilla firefox. In fact, the advice is usually do NOT install software (including plugins) from untrusted sources. By all means, please investigate any piece [...]

Mozilla Firefox use above 15% in the US…

Monday, July 10th, 2006

and Internet Explorer use has dropped below 80% in the US. Currently 12.93% of online users browse with Firefox. Almost 40% of German web-browsers use Firefox to view the web. It’s nice to see Firefox’s share gaining. I, personally wouldn’t mind seeing SEVERAL competing, standards-compliant browsers with significant share’s. (Opera has moved above 1%.) I [...]

Exploits a plenty – IE / Excel (Firefox?)

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

There are a number of vulnerabilities that are currently unpatched, but have working publicly known exploits for Excel (*2) and Internet Explorer (2 vulnerabilities here as well.) Proof of Concept code has been released for both the Excel and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities. This means, with the code publicly available, it won’t be long before it’s [...]

The “secure software” dilemma

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

It’s quite a dilemma when a software product is billed as more secure than another…. several days back when Mozilla Firefox released v. 1.5.0.4 which fixed a number of security issues, I saw someone comment “I thought firefox was supposed to be secure.” I think there’s a misunderstanding when it comes to software. I think [...]

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