Windows Web Browser Shootout

May 19, 2009 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: firefox, windows 

With the arrival of the Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Beta I figured it was a good time to run some benchmarks on the major web browsers available for Windows. I chose to run the Acid3 Test and Google's V8 Benchmark. The Acid3 Test checks to see if a browser properly renders a page according to web standards. The V8 Benchmark is a test of JavaScript execution speed. I know there are more exhaustive benchmarks available, notably SunSpider and Peacekeeper.  Both of those take quite a bit of time to execute and I didn't feel like it would add much value to the rating. Read more

Install the Firefox 3.5 Beta in Linux

May 12, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: firefox, HowTo, linux 

The beta version of Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is out and available for download. The process I'm going to show is to install the beta without removing your current installation. This is just a basic testing setup. If you want to do a true full install, follow the directions in the Ubuntu documentation.

First off, download the appropriate version from Mozilla.

Backup your Firefox profile. Open a terminal window and enter: Read more

How To Create Multiple Firefox Profiles in Windows

March 27, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: firefox, HowTo, windows 

Although it's possible to create separate login profiles on Windows, it's often inconvenient when sharing a computer with other household members to start a whole new login session when someone just wants to quickly access their webmail or homepage. A more convenient solution is to create separate user profiles in Firefox to manage different homepages, bookmarks, etc. Read more

Install Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 8.04

March 18, 2009 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: firefox, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

Web designers in the multimedia business have been slow to embrace open standards. Most websites feature content in the proprietary mp3, wmv, or Adobe Flash formats. In order to get many multimedia files to work with Ubuntu you need to enable the Medibuntu repositories. So fire up your handy, dandy terminal and enter the following to add Medibuntu to your sources list. Read more

How To Create Multiple Firefox Profiles

September 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: firefox, linux, Ubuntu, windows 

Although it's possible to create separate login profiles on both Windows and Linux, it's often inconvenient when sharing a computer with other household members to start a whole new login session when someone just wants to quickly access their webmail or homepage. A more convenient solution is to create separate user profiles in Firefox to manage different homepages, bookmarks, etc. Read more

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