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New Mozilla browser supports Leopard, patches holes

Mozilla has released yet another update for its Firefox 2.0 web browser. Notable in this update is the addition of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support, although there are known problems with some media plug-ins as well as add-ons that contain binary components.

Other issues with the latest Firefox on Leopard surround the interface. For example, the “Advanced” tabs in “Preferences” will not render properly. Those who are heavy tab users should be careful when using the "Close Other Tabs" action on the shortcut menu of a tab, as it can fail with an error when more than 20 tabs are open.

Firefox is even more multilingual now with official support for Georgian (ka) and Romanian (ro), and a beta release for Kurdish (ku).

Several critical, moderate and low security issues were fixed, such as crashes with evidence of memory corruption. Other issues patched include the possible file stealing through sftp protocol, file input focus stealing vulnerability and XPCNativeWrapper pollution using Script object.

Internet users can download 2.0.0.8 from Mozilla's homepage and current users of older versions may use the auto update function within the browser.



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haha...
By secretanchitman on 10/19/2007 9:33:19 AM , Rating: 2
nice/awesome picture marcus!




RE: haha...
By Sunday Ironfoot on 10/19/2007 9:46:33 AM , Rating: 5
She's a Foxy Lady :)


RE: haha...
By Trisagion on 10/19/2007 9:52:21 AM , Rating: 3
I think the editors post every minor update of Firefox as front page news just so that they can use that picture. :)


RE: haha...
By Screwballl on 10/19/2007 10:08:50 AM , Rating: 2
I hope so... would be nice to see the entire photo as I would assume the entire package is up to the high standards here.


RE: haha...
By Capsaicin on 10/19/2007 12:12:44 PM , Rating: 5
RE: haha...
By Combatcolin on 10/19/2007 12:41:57 PM , Rating: 2
A thousand joyous moments be blessed upon your house!


RE: haha...
By bhieb on 10/19/2007 10:12:38 AM , Rating: 2
God bless 'em if they do.


RE: haha...
By Marcus Yam on 10/19/2007 1:01:05 PM , Rating: 2
Just as a note, I believe that picture is just a very well-done Photoshop job of just a plain ol' foxy lady in a white t-shirt.

What a difference clothing can make, eh?


Browser War Debate
By TomZ on 10/19/2007 9:49:16 AM , Rating: 2
Some Perspective: http://xkcd.com/198/

(this link is work-safe)




RE: Browser War Debate
By bhieb on 10/19/2007 10:15:52 AM , Rating: 2
So true...


RE: Browser War Debate
By Spivonious on 10/19/2007 12:50:08 PM , Rating: 2
Wow! Thanks for the website. Those comics are hilarious!


RE: Browser War Debate
By TomZ on 10/19/2007 1:49:19 PM , Rating: 2
I came across that as a result of another DT poster (sorry, I can't remember who to give proper credit).


RE: Browser War Debate
By Webreviews on 10/19/2007 9:06:41 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the site!

*chortle*


Wait...
By auhim on 10/19/2007 11:31:11 AM , Rating: 2
So Firefox didn't work on Leopard before? Can anyone clarify what makes 2.0.0.8 more compatible?




RE: Wait...
By IcY18 on 10/19/2007 12:58:22 PM , Rating: 1
It was OSX Tiger before.


RE: Wait...
By GoodBytes on 10/19/2007 5:51:20 PM , Rating: 1
You can see Leopard as a Service Pack from Windows point of view, you put a pay... pay a lot for it.


RE: Wait...
By Ralph The Magician on 10/19/2007 11:00:18 PM , Rating: 2
It's not really anything like a service pack. Most of the Microsoft Service Packs are simply aggregations of past Microsoft security and general OS updates. Rarely do they add any kind of significant new functionality.

What it is, is a point release. It adds new functionality, cleans up the UI, and adds some changes to the UNIX/BSD core. It's not exactly reinventing the wheel, but it's hardly a "service pack".

The equivalent of service packs for Mac OS are the OS updates that come in the form of Version 10.4.x.


RE: Wait...
By KamiXkaze on 10/21/2007 8:50:07 PM , Rating: 2
You beat me to it more or less that what it is.

KxK


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