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Mozilla ponders demise of Firefox for Leopard

Mozilla is mulling the end of Firefox support for Mac owners running Leopard, the Apple operating system released four years ago, developer discussions show.

McAfee protects your Mac without affecting performance

McAfee Internet Security for Mac 2012 is a multipronged and easy-to-manage extra layer that doesn’t seem to slow my computer down one bit.

Adobe will keep patching Flash on mobile devices for now

Adobe has promised to support the soon-to-be-orphaned Flash Player plug-in for mobile browsers, but has not said how long it will continue to patch security bugs in the software.

Mozilla ships Firefox 8

Mozilla has released Firefox 8, adding Twitter search to the browser and patching eight vulnerabilities.

Opera CTO: Kill the browser scroll bar

Hakon Wium Lie, the creator of the widely used CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and current CTO of Opera, wants to replace the browser scroll bar with page-based navigation.

Google updates Chrome browser to version 15

On Tuesday Google updated the stable version of Chrome to version 15 and paid out a record $26,511 in bug bounties to researchers who reported some of the 18 patched Chrome vulnerabilities.

iOS 5's Safari beats all mobile browsers in HTML5 compatibility

A not-so-obvious improvement in iOS 5, which became available publicly Wednesday, is a major jump in HTML5 compatibility. InfoWorld saw surprising results in tests of iOS 5's Safari browser against the major mobile and desktop browsers.

Dropping Safari for Chrome

Lex Friedman was long a Safari devotee. But he's found Safari 5.1 insufferable, and ended up switching to Chrome full-time. It went better than expected.

Mozilla to prompt Firefox 3.6 users to ride rapid-release train

Mozilla will start a more aggressive campaign to convince users of the older Firefox 3.6 to upgrade to the newest edition, Firefox 7.

Mozilla tries to add silent updating to Firefox 10

A year after it pulled the plug on silent updates in Firefox 4, Mozilla said it will debut most of the behind-the-scenes feature by early next year.