Some of us have enjoyed the advantages of Firefox ever since it was suggested to replace our ailing Explorer. Mozilla has now released their Beta 3 based on Gecko 1.9, which they have been working on for the last 30 months, after almost 2 million lines of code changing. They are now encouraging feedback for those who are brave enough to download it. After some initial testing and bug correction, they are planning on Release Candidate versions. If you have no fear, back up what you have now, check out their notes, download, and report back to Bugzilla if you run into complications.
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We bear tidings of great sadness for many of us who are about to see our first browser laid to rest. After February 1, there will be no more support, security, or software updates for Netscape Navigator. During the mid-90’s, it was used by more than 90% of Netters, but that has dropped to .06%. After being bought by AOL, many of the original staff working on new versions were let go and moved on to Mozilla and Firefox. Of course, the explosion from IE didn’t help. Without being bitter or too sappy, we will just say a simple “Thank you, Netscape.”
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If you have a daily routine of perusing the same exact websites, have we got something for you. It’s Morning Coffee, an add-on to Mozilla’s Firefox browser. After installing it, Morning Coffee appears as a button on your toolbar. Configure it by adding the urls of the websites you love to check out each and every day. Once it’s set up, click the Morning Coffee button and your fave sites will automatically open in separate tabs! You can even configure different websites for different days of the week. Cool! This writer installed it from here and is very, very pleased.