H.264 support for Firefox Linux has landed, the same way it did on Windows. Instead of including the codec directly in Firefox, the browser relies on Operating System level tools to play H.264 video. To enable OS-native codec support for H.264 in Linux, Firefox relies directly on the ubiquitous open source GStreamer libraries. More»
A smaller and faster jQuery “intended for the modern web” hits the shelves today 19 April. jQuery 2.0 drops 12 percent in size squeezing out support for Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 browsers. The jQuery team will continue to support the 1.x branch which runs on Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. “You can (and should) continue to use jQuery 1.9 (and the upcoming 1.10) on web sites that need to accommodate older browsers”. More»
Windows: Firefox 20 with “Per-window Private Browsing” also known as the “incognito browsing mode” has been released for all platforms; Linux, Mac and Windows. The guys at PortableApps.com have promptly released the portable version of Firefox 20. If you’re not used to the Portable Edition of Firefox then know that it’s a no-install carbon-copy of the official release that writes nothing to your registry. Excellent for testing new versions and for your pen-drive. So other than being able to browse in stealth mode with Firefox Portable Edition, you also leave behind no-traces on your host computer.
Firefox 20.0 Portable Edition is a free download for Windows only.
Update: For Ubuntu Linux, Windows and Mac: Firefox 20.0 was released today. Tossed in this version is an enhancement that allows you to open a new private window without closing your current browsing session. A “feature” well known to both Chrome and Opera-browser users. Also present in this version is a new the Download Manager in the Firefox toolbar that permits you to monitor downloaded files without having to switch to another window. Together with the eleven patched vulnerabilities in the previous current version, Firefox 19.2. is also the feature described as having the “ability to close hanging plugins, without the browser hanging.”