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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mozilla Firefox 33.0.2 Released

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Mozilla sent Firefox Version 33.0.2 to the release channel.  The update includes a fix for a startup crash that has affected some users.  Released earlier was yet another fix affecting drivers.



What’s New

  • Fixed -- 33.0.2: Fix a startup crash with some combination of hardware and drivers
  • Fixed -- 33.0.1: Firefox displays a black screen at start-up with certain graphics drivers

Update

To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu at the upper left of the browser window, then pick "About Firefox."  Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu.

If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Pale Moon Version 25.0.2 Released

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Pale Moon has released version 25.0.2 to address a number of "teething problems" with the new milestone release.


As explained by the Pale Moon developer, Moonchild, one of the changes impacting the milestone release in version 25.0 was the removal of the "Firefox" portion from Pale Moon's user agent. 

Because the Pale Moon User Agent string is not universally recognized, this has resulted in poor user experiences, including being presented with mobile site layouts, broken pages, or even being flat-out refused service.  As a result, the update to Pale Moon version 25.0.2 includes the following change:

  • Added a "Firefox compatibility mode" selection in Options -> Advanced.   This mode is enabled by default.

Security fix:

  • Disabled SSL 3.0 by default (to put a muzzle on the POODLE).

    Please note that this may cause issues with some poorly configured web servers (usually ones with a hopelessly broken security setup that do not support TLS 1.2 or secure (re)negotiation of the protocol).
    Additional Fixes/changes:
    • Improved active tab display on particularly dark personas.
      People using "black" personas/lightweight themes should now have a lot less difficulty distinguishing the active tab.
    • Fixed add-on update issue (that was preventing update checking through addons.palemoon.org).
    • Fixed the redundant redundancy in asking redundantly if the browser would be allowed to ask to install an extension when not on addons.mozilla.org.
    • Fixed the internal UA-sniffing insanity that broke devtools in a few different and colorful ways.

    Minimum system Requirements (Windows):
    • Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Server 2008 or later
    • A processor with SSE2 support
    • 256 MB of free RAM (512 MB or more recommended)
    • At least 150 MB of free (uncompressed) disk space
    Pale Moon includes both 32- and 64-bit versions:

    Update

    To get the update now, select "Help" from the Pale Moon menu at the upper left of the browser window.  Select About Pale Moon > Check for Updates.

    Pale Moon:  Release Notes

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    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    App Launcher Added to Outlook

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    In another step to create consistency between Microsoft products, Outlook.com now includes the App Launcher that is part of Office 365.  One click on the App Launcher opens the view shown below.  Merely click the destination and it launches!

    The App Launcher makes it easy to toggle between your calendar, OneDrive and the Office Online applications.  If you are using the free Outlook.com email service (@outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, or @msn.com), see how easy it is to use. 

    App Launcher

    If you click the App Launcher and change your mind about leaving the service you are currently, merely click in another spot on the page or click the Launcher again to close it.

    Read the complete announcement at the Office Blog, Toggle between Outlook.com, OneDrive and Office Online with the new app launcher.



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