Mozilla Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 Available

Saturday May 17th, 2008

The preview release for Mozilla's next generation Firefox browser is now available for testing. Firefox 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform which includes 33 months of platform improvements over Firefox 2.

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 can be downloaded from the Firefox Release Candidates page. The Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 Release Notes have more details, including information about what's new in Firefox 3. The Firefox 3 for developers article on Mozilla Developer Center includes useful links for Web application and add-on developers.

#40 warning to anyone using avg8

by stylo

Wednesday May 28th, 2008 7:42 AM

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I thought this release of ff was really slow, causing crashes, and using a ton of memory - turns out it was an addon installed by avg8 - which you can't uninstall easily. I was wondering what all the stupid spinners were next to google links, I thought google (and ff) had lost it - avg is endlessly scanning every link on pages.

If you have avg8, here's the link to get rid of it once and for all from ff: <>

-------------------- LinkScanner is a new security component included in the AVG 8.0 Free Edition, which provides the Search-Shield functionality. Its purpose is to scan all results of the supported Internet search engines (Yahoo!, Google, MSN), and provides you with an evaluation of a safety level of each found website. At the same time, the LinkScanner also checks all Internet addresses typed into the address bar of your browser, or linked on other websites.