Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Firefox 3.6 RC gives new life to old browser

The Web browsing world is exciting again. <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136345/Google_Update">Google</a>'s Chrome browser is <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/15343/chrome_linuxs_best_web_browser">faster than fast</a>and there's serious thought that Internet Explorer may actually lose its <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9143141/5_reasons_why_IE_will_lose_market_share_in_2010">top spot</a>in the browser market-share wars. But for all the excitement, it would be a real mistake to overlook Firefox; with the forthcoming release of Firefox 3.6, which is now available as a release candidate, Mozilla's flagship browser is looking better than ever.

Firefox 3 fixes what's broke

The Mozilla Foundation is celebrating the arrival of Firefox 3 with a worldwide party -- and an attempt to set a new world record for the most downloads ever of a single software program. OK, so that's silly and extremely geekish, but what the heck? Why not kick up a fuss?