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Why Firefox keeps on releasing new version?

Monday 18 April 2005 @ 6:25 pm

Ever wonder why I strongly recommend Firefox and why it releases newer version so frequently? Is it unsafe or what?

Now let me give you some idea why a software releases a newer version. The following are some of the reasons:-

  • Fix security flaw(s).
  • Fix software bug(s).
  • Come with extra feature(s).
  • Come with enhanced feature(s).

One thing for sure, a newer version should preform better than the previous one (otherwise why release? ;) ). No software is perfectly coded, no software has no bug and no software has zero flaw. That’s why we always see a newer version is introduced from time to time.

In other words, Firefox releases newer version so frequently, is basically to avoid the newly discovered security flaw to be exploited. That’s why as soon as they discover any flaw or bug, they patch it almost immediately (Not like IE, they seem patching it only after a serious exploitation has been taken part. :( ). Ok, my purpose here is not to say bad things about IE, I will only tell you how good Firefox is. :)

Read this article, if you have questions regarding Firefox latest release like the following:-

  • Explain what is included in Firefox 1.0.3 and Mozilla 1.7.7 and what prompted these releases?
  • Have there been any known exploits of the bugs patched in Firefox 1.0.3?
  • How often will you release updates?
  • Should everyone download the update, and if so, how?
  • With the growth in Firefox market share, are you becoming a bigger target for hackers?
  • Traditional software companies take much longer to issue updates, how are you able to turn them around so quickly?

Tell you frankly, Firefox will only become better and better with the help of strong community of developers. :)

Go mobile with 64-bit Technology !!

Monday 18 April 2005 @ 1:28 pm

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) leaded the desktop processors to 64-bit technology last year and now they are going to lead the laptop processors industry to 64-bit with their new Turion64 mobile processor.

AMD Turion64 Mobile

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will take a headstart and a chance for the lead in the 64-bit mobile CPU market with its forthcoming Turion 64, as Intel will not launch its 64-bit mobile CPU until the second quarter of 2006……

In addition, Microsoft will release its Windows XP 64-bit edition this quarter (due in April) AMD Turion 64 should be the only standard to support the version before the availability of Intel’s 64-bit mobile CPU.


FireFox 1.0.3 Released !!

Saturday 16 April 2005 @ 12:50 pm

Hey guys,

Get the latest FireFox 1.0.3 now.
You can always check your current FireFox version:
From the function bar at the top of FireFox, Click Help > About Mozilla FireFox

There are some new security fixes and process fixes in this latest version.
Get the most secure and reliable version now !! :)

Intel Gonna Ship Dual Core Too

Wednesday 13 April 2005 @ 1:54 pm

Just a few days after AMD announced the shipment of their Dual Core processor, Intel is up to the challenge by announcing they are going to ship their first Dual Core processor, Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor, ahead of an official launch, which is expected to take place soon.

Pentium Dual Core

“The launch will be in the immediate future,” said Abhi Talwalkar, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group, speaking with reporters at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Taipei. He said Intel’s dual-core announcement was “imminent.”

AMD is likely to be the first with the launch of its dual-core Opteron processors expected on April 21. However, Talwalkar declined to comment on when exactly Intel plans to officially launch the Pentium Extreme Edition 840.


Dell Remains Open to AMD

Sunday 10 April 2005 @ 7:49 pm

So glad to hear that Dell remains open to AMD.

In what amounts to one of the PC industry’s longest-running sagas of on-again, off-again courtship, Dell Chief Executive Kevin Rollins once again revived speculation that Dell could end its long-standing refusal to use Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc. chips.

However, Mr. Rollin also mentioned Dell would only turn to AMD if customers demanded it start using AMD chips and not just Intel’s.

Anyway, hope we can see more new Dell PCs utilizing AMD processors soon.


Firefox 1.0.3 Will Be Launched Very Soon

Sunday 10 April 2005 @ 7:32 pm

The Mozilla Foundation plans to release a new version of its flagship Firefox browser as early as this weekend to patch a known JavaScript Engine flaw.

Firefox 1.0.3 marks the third security-related fix from the foundation in the past six weeks. Almost all security loopholes are patched before the exploits are taken place.

So, every Firefox user, please take note about this patch.


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