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New Firefox speaks your tongue

Version 3.5 has 10 Indian language  options, knows where you are,  plays video



Mozilla’s upgrade of the Firefox open source browser brings at least four serious improvements:

1. A new Javascript engine that makes it twice as fast as 3.

2. The ability to natively  play video without having to install a plug in like Flash.

3. A feature that catches up with privacy features in Internet Explorer and Safari: It lets you say “Forget this site” -- and

4. Location aware browsing: You can choose to let Firefox know where you are and it will pass on the info to the sites you browse, to sharpen the results.



For Indian users, Mozilla now has 7 Indian language options – Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu – as well as three more in beta: Malayalam, Tamil and Oriya. It also provides a separate Sri Lankan version of Tamil and a Bangladeshi version of Bengali – showing a rare sensitivity to these regional nuances.  There is a separate Sinhala version too.

 

The new (approximately 7.5  MB) download is available  in all language versions for Windows, MacOS or Linux at : http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html

 

Mashup Google and Wolfram Alpha

 

IndiaTechOnline  likes to think it knows just what added value its readers look for. So we point you at a cool  add on at the Mozilla site  contributed by Richard Berry aka Sekizaru. Everybody wants to compare the recently launched “answer” engine, Wolfram Alpha to Google. So he put together a  mashup for the Firefox browser: Do a search on Google and the Wolfram Alpha result for that search will appear alongside.

Here is the link to Wolfram Alpha Google 0.8 for Firefox:


FOR A BRIEF PERIOD, OUR TECH IN VIDEO OFFERING HIGHLIGHTS THE NEW FEATURES OF FIREFOX V 3.5

 ( July 6 2009)

 

 

 

 







    


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