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.
Rekonq is a webkit browser for KDE which will become default in Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
Opera Software has now unveiled the final version of Opera 10 and is available for download.
Opera 10 showcases a sleek new design coupled with our new Turbo technology, which keeps Web pages loading lightning fast, even if your connection slows down. Download Opera 10 and experience the difference.
Sometimes Firefox can become a real memory hog, especially if you keep it running for hours and have many tabs opened. In order to make Firefox a little more responsive and save some RAM memory, here are three tweaks I bumped into over time. Notice that most of these tips only free up some memory at the expense of (usually) loading speed for web pages.
Opera 10 is the next generation of the popular, closed-source web browser built in Qt, and available on UNIX (including both Linux and FreeBSD), Mac and Windows platforms.
Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.1. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3.1 can be followed at the Firefox 3.1 Planning Center, as well as in mozilla.dev.planning and on irc.mozilla.org in #shiretoko.
In mid-2008, Opera 9.5 became available for download just ahead of Firefox 3.0. Now, Opera has moved one step further, and as of October 8, it is offering version 9.6 of its browser. Opera 9.6 brings enhancements across the table, although at its heart it is labeled as a security and stability update.
Mozilla Corp. today announced the winners of its third “Extend Firefox” contest, an annual competition that recognizes the year’s best Firefox add-ons.
We released 9.52 today, which addresses several security and stability issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.
Firefox is a great web browser, there is absolutely no argument about that. However those of us who are using linux long enough have went by quite well without it, and some still do. In the spirit of linux and open source (not so much for opera), it is only fair that we are aware of alternate options for linux browsers out there. Here is an attempt to list some of the linux browsers actively developed and updated.
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TuxSoftware.com is a web-based software delivery system for Ubuntu/Debian, the site contains the most popular well documented applications with screenshots, reviews, system requisites, and support links for each. You may install software using either the AptUrl protocol or with our own custom utility which is additionally capable of local .deb package installs. We also maintain a custom repository that contains additional packages that may not be in the Canonical supported repos, like Flock Webbrowser and Frostwire for instance.
This is a very young project that is constantly growing and we welcome any and all community suggestions. We are very commited to Free/Open Source Software and both our site and utility are under the CC-SA and GPL.
Flock is an intriguing new "social web browser" that is designed not just as a portal to the web, but to your friends' lives and the online communities where we share many of today's experiences. Launched with a 1.0 version based on Mozilla's Firefox code base in 2005, Flock has unveiled its first 2.0 beta that inherits all the performance and security enhancements in Firefox 3. Ars Technica goes hands-on with the Flock 2 beta to see what all the fuss is about.
My Asus Eee PC 701 is a brilliant low-cost ultraportable notebook, but it has a really small screen (seven inches diagonally). I needed to find out how to make the best use of the available area when I was using the Firefox Web browser. I used F11 to toggle the browser's built-in full screen mode, in which a modified navigation toolbar and optional tab bar are all that is displayed above a Web page, but I yearned for something even better. I found two add-ons that could meet my needs.
I chose to only review the GUI web browsers, since it's not exactly appropriate to compare a text-based browser like Lynx with Opera, for example. The browsers reviewed are the latest ones included in Debian Lenny, current date (May 17, 2008). The system used to review them is a Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz with 1 GB DDRAM2. The comparison includes the major five Linux browsers: Konqueror, Firefox, Opera, Epiphany and Galeon. I'm aware of others like Dillo or the older Mozilla, but decided to include only the big players at the moment.
Midori is a GTK web browser that uses the WebKit rendering engine. It’s nowhere near as polished, feature-rich, or stable as browsers like Firefox and Konqueror, but Midori is certainly usable. It is renders most websites perfectly, and even works with Gmail.
Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts (both are Firefox extensions).
Nowadays, Web browsers can act as front ends to many other kinds of applications. For instance, if you want to browse and open the files on your hard drive from within Firefox, turn to the Firefly extension.
Dillo is a extremely stable, fast and light web browser. Based on GTK+, you can install Dillo from apt-get or snyaptic for just about any hardware platform and window manager supported by Debian or Ubuntu. Dillo is written entirely in C for speed and compatibility and is best for tasks where being fast and frugal on memory are the highest priorities. Perfect for large image archive displays!