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Firefox 11 arrives, TenFourFox update ships

14 March 2012 1,191 views 2 Comments

More than a few people, myself included, have stopped using Google’s Chrome browser — crashy and slow when running in OS X Lion. Maybe a little late, but Mozilla has heard those cries and has created a way to transition bookmarks, history and cookies from Chrome to Firefox.

Another six weeks have passed and Mozilla has pushed out another whole release. Firefox 11 (release notes) is now available and comes to market with the following features and fixes above and mostly below the hood:

• Firefox can now migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome
• With Sync enabled, add-ons can now be synchronized across your computers
• The CSS text-size-adjust property is now supported
• Redesigned media controls for HTML5 video
• HTML5: The outerHTML property is now supported on HTML elements
• HTML5: View source syntax highlighting now uses the HTML5 parser
• The Style Editor for CSS editing is now available to web developers
• Web developers can now visualize a web page in 3D using the Page Inspector 3D View
• SPDY protocol support for faster page loads is now testable
• XMLHttpRequest now supports HTML parsing
• Files can now be stored in IndexedDB
• Websockets has now been unprefixed
• And, a kerjillion bug fixes

Get your very own copy of Firefox 11.

PowerPC 4ever!

Apple might have stopped selling Power Macintoshes years ago, but the platform is far from dead. That said, if you’re looking for an up-to-date browser with best possible performance, then TenFourFox, which promises top-shelf JavaScript and Altivec acceleration among other tweaks, is the app you want.

And, there’s TenFour Development has released TenFourFox 10.0.3, which is by and large bit-for-bit PowerPC port of Firefox 10 and it comes to market with the following updates:

• WebM video decoding now scales to the proper number of available processors
• Completely black images now render properly instead of occasionally being transparent
• The Collusion extension, as well as other JavaScript code dependent on square root, now works properly on G3 and G4 systems

There is a generic download link, but there are processor specific versions (G3, G4, G5) — so click through.

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