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Can we use Firefox please? It is safer!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Some interesting news for leisure.

Last week in Washington DC, a staff from the State Department requests permission from Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to use Mozilla Firefox instead in the office..

He says it is safer. And free! [ That did raise some laughter ].

A snippet of Hillary Clinton’s reply

“….. help us save money on stuff that we shouldn’t be wasting money on, and give us the chance to manage our resources to do more things like Firefox, okay?”

If the US of A is encouraging towards open source, why not us too?

Respect to Jim Finkle whom raised this suggestion in the DC Town Hall Meeting!

News source : Boing Boing
Actual Release : USA State Government QDDR Hillary Clinton’s remarks dated 10th July 2009

Firefox 3.5 updated

Monday, July 6th, 2009
Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox
, the multiplatform opensource web browser, has been updated to version 3.5. As at May 2009, it has a share of 22.51% of web browser’s usage.

Notable enhancements include:

HTML 5 audio and video enhancement
Private browsing mode [ History and cookies will not be saved ]
Location-aware browsing
Faster Javascript performance
Faster page rendering
Complete release notes here

Download for your operating system here.

A great third party guide is here on how to use Firefox productively.