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10 Free, Open-Source Replacements for Commercial Applications

This is an overview providing 10 Linux open-source replacements for various commercial power tools, most of them available only on Windows.

How-To: Create a Firefox Search Plugin

Basically, you will have to create an XML file inside the ~/.mozilla/firefox/XYZ.default/searchplugins directory (replace XYZ with your profile's characters, could be any name there), with the following content (I will use Ubuntu Forums for this example):

Overview of 10 Very Good Firefox Add-ons

In this article I will overview several add-ons for Firefox which I consider useful and are also popular among Firefox users. The article is divided into two parts, the first one containing add-ons for users which are not necessarily tech-savy, while in the second I will mention add-ons for advanced users or web developers.

Complete Guide to Firefox in Ubuntu

This tutorial was written for Firefox 4 and Ubuntu 11.04, however pretty much everything contained here applies to older releases and will probably work in future versions too. This how-to covers pretty much everything needed to get you started with Firefox: installing Flash, customizing it, installing add-ons and themes, and useful tips for working faster with it.

Flash-Aid Add-on - Painless and Proper Flash Installation in Firefox

I guess this has been around for some time, however I was not aware of it. I bumped into it in a thread on UbuntuForums, and decided to give it a try.

Firefox 5 (Beta Channel) Ubuntu PPA

Firefox 5.0 beta 2 has been uploaded to the semi-official Firefox-Next Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

Firefox 4.0, Uploaded To The Firefox Stable Ubuntu PPA

 

Apologies for all the Firefox posts today, but like I've promissed in the comments, I wanted to let you know that the Firefox Stable Ubuntu PPA has been updated and it now includes Firefox 4.0 stable for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10.

 

Firefox 4 (Stable) Available For Download!

Firefox 4.0 (stable) has been released. Not officially, but is available for download via the Mozilla FTP servers.

 

How To Install Firefox 4 In Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10 Via PPA Repository - The Proper Way

Firefox 4 (stable) will be released soon and I though I'd let you know how to install it in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 - the proper way.

 

Firefox 4: Get Tabs In The Title Bar (Like Chrome)

If you like how Chrome displays the window controls (close, minimize and maximize buttons) next to the tabs and want this in Firefox, you'll be glad to know it's quite easy to achieve.

Fix Pink / Red YouTube Videos Bug Using Flash 10.2 In Ubuntu

A lot of people are experiencing red/pink tint on YouTube videos starting yesterday. The cause seems to be a combination of Flash 10.2, a recent YouTube change and the users graphics cards and seems to be browser-independent (can occur in Firefox 3.x, Firefox 4 beta as well as Chrome / Chromium). Here are some solutions which will hopefully fix the red YouTube videos bug.

Firefox 5 Mockups Reveal "Site-Specific Browsers", Updated Location Bar

While Firefox 4 is still in beta and even though it seems it will be released in March, it might actually be further delayed, the first Firefox 5 mockups are already starting to emerge.

 

Quick Look at Firefox 4 Beta - New Features With Screenshots

Firefox 4 is knocking at the door and the latest beta release looks just awesome.

News On The Default Applications In Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Today is the last UDS-N day and a session about the default application selection in the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is ongoing. Here's what is being discussed:

- Banshee might be included by default in Ubuntu 11.04 (and thus replace Rhythmbox) if it can be slimmed down to fit on the CD

- Oneconf will be included by default in Ubuntu 11.04.

 

Firefox Elementary Moves To Launchpad; How To Install It In Ubuntu

Firefox Elementary theme can now be downloaded from Launchpad, through BZR. Thomas already started working on version 3.0 which includes changes to the tabbar, new graphics and it now recolors with the GTK scheme (of course, you could already use this Firefox theme with any GTK theme, but now it should integrate better)!

Firefox 4.0 Removes The Statusbar But Adds A New Add-on Bar; New Stand-Alone Profile Manager On The Way

Just when I though Firefox 4 is finally coming together, the latest Firefox 4 nightl

Firefox 4 For Linux Video / Screenshots Preview (Beta 7 Pre)

Firefox 4 won't have the menu it has on Windows - according to a bug report, but it does have the other new features.

 

Because there have been many changes to the Firefox UI for Linux lately (last week or so), I made a video showing these new features:

FoxTester: Easy Way To Try Or Install Any Firefox Version In Ubuntu (Including Firefox 4)

Want a way to try out the latest Firefox 4 (currently beta 5 - released today) without making any changes to your system?

Improve Your Netbook Performance And Increase Battery Life By Moving Log And Temp Files To RAM

Fewt, the author of Jupiter and member of the Aurora OS (ex Eeebuntu) core team has a really interesting post on his blog about improving your netbook's performance but also increasing the battery life by moving the temp and log files to RAM using tmpfs.

Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 Pre Brings App Tabs [For Linux Too!]

The latest Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 pre brings a long awaited feature: app tabs. This feature is very similar to the "Pin tab" option in Chrome: the app tabs use only favicons for the tabs and all the links you open from an app tab are opened to the right of all the app tabs.

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