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Reduce Firefox Memory Consumption

Firefox saves the last 50 visited websites of a single session in
memory which means that it could add up quickly if you visit lots of
content filled websites. The reason behind this is that it is faster to
access a already visited website if it still resides in memory instead
of loading it from disk cache or from the server.

The fix is relatively simple. Type about:config in the Firefox address bar and search for the term:


Right-click the entry, select modify from the list and change it to a lower value. I set it to 5 which works well for my surfing habits. Select a value which suits your browser habits.

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February 25, 2007 Posted by | Browsers | 1 Comment

Firefox 3

“Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 is an early developer milestone for the next major version of Firefox that is being built on top of the next generation of Mozilla’s layout engine, Gecko 1.9. Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 is being made available for testing purposes only, and is intended for web application developers and our testing community. Current users of Mozilla Firefox should not use Gran Paradiso Alpha 1”.

“These Release Notes cover what’s new, download
and installation instructions, known
and frequently asked questions for the Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 release. Please read these notes and the
bug filing instructions
before reporting any bugs to Bugzilla.”
[Via :]

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January 15, 2007 Posted by | Browsers, Web | Leave a comment

Firefox 2.0.1

The mozilla team populates the ftp servers and global mirrors before they make the official announcement that firefox 2.0.1 has been released. You may however download the new update of firefox prior to the announcement.

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December 20, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, software, Web | Leave a comment

Firefox 2

Firefox 2 is finally out..officially

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October 25, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, software, Web | Leave a comment

Enhance IE

If your running the new IE 7 and need to do some custumisation (mouse gestures,inline search) or tweaks (max connection etc) to it check out Enhance IE

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October 24, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, software, Web | Leave a comment

IE 7 vulnerability discovered

According to security firm Secunia, the just-released Internet Explorer 7 contains a “Redirection Information Disclosure” vulnerability,
which allows one site to fetch data from another site through the
browser, which opens it up to all kinds of cross-site scripting (XSS)
attacks. Interestingly, the same vulnerability has been known and unpatched in IE6
since April. It’s one thing not to patch an old browser, but seems
quite another to release a brand new browser with the same
vulnerability that you’ve been aware of for six months

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October 20, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, software, Web, Windows | Leave a comment

Internet Explorer 7 is Out

Microsoft has a lot riding on this one. Bill Gates has promised a
revamp of the market leading browser, and everyone is expecting
something big from IE since it has been so long since the last release.
Browsers like Firefox are gaining ground, and IE7
better prove something to users, or it could face a steady decline as
it has in the past few years. So needless to say, the browser wars are
back on. IE7 is out, and Firefox is just waiting to pounce on the new
Microsoft browser in the next few days with Firefox 2 (In both Mac and PC formats).
but the thing is i dont like this message that much, im litlle chickeny still maybe ill install it latter….

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October 19, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, software, Windows | Leave a comment

Firefox 2 RC 1

For all of u guys who have been waiting for firefox 2 to go out of beta to use the new browser, the time has come. mozila has released the; first release candidate fo firefox 2. So go a head and checkit out.

If you have compatibuility isues with your older extensions use the Nightly tester tools to make them compatible.

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September 27, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, Firefox extensions, software, Web | 1 Comment

stop Internet Explorer

Help Stop IE……why

  • Prone to viruses and worms
  • Renders pages incorrectly. Web designers then need to spend extra
    time working so that pages work in Internet Explorer. This puts costs
    up, and slows the web down.
  • Doesn’t let people resize certain text sizes. This means those with poor sight cannot read small text on many sites.
  • Far slower program than other web browsers
  • Far larger program than other web browsers
  • Isn’t as user-centric as other web browsers. It lacks many handy features such as tabbed browsing and integrated search
  • Doesn’t support PNG images properly


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September 5, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, Web, Windows | 2 Comments

Firefox 2 Beta 2

Mozilla’s latest beta release of the next Firefox browser

Direct Download Links :   


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September 1, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, software, Web | Leave a comment