The newest version of Firefox is now available for the PC and Mac. Its newest features include a Forward button that remains hidden until you actually need it, support for full-screen APIs, and better extensions management. [Mozilla via the Verge]
Web browser improvements seem to pop out at a pace barely detectable to the human eye, so periodically Tom's Hardware will go through every desktop browser on Windows and OS X with a fine-toothed comb and tell you which one comes out on top. This time around, they like Firefox and Safari.
Remember when you downloaded Firefox circa 2004 because Internet Explorer was inundating Windows XP with viruses? Those days have long since passed, and according to a Google-funded study carried out by Accuvant, Firefox is now among the least secure web browsers. Naturally, Chrome is the best.
Firefox 8 is now officially available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The light new version incorporates native Twitter search along with several other tweaks—including a cold shoulder towards third-party add-ons.
Problem: because of forgivable ignorance and prominent icon placement, friend/roommate/loved one still uses Internet Explorer. Solution, as engineered by Redditor Permabla: make the more attractive alternatives extremely visible.
Internet Explorer, the old, fat, mad king of the online kingdom still reigns uncontested. But beneath him, a power struggle between Chrome and Firefox, the latter of which has clung to the number two spot. But that's about to change.