Opera Software has released Aura technology powered Opera 21 for Windows and Mac OS X users. If you are wondering what Aura actually is? Here’s a simple explanation of Aura technology. Aura lets the desktop edition of the popular Opera web browser to use hardware-acceleration for the web browser including the user interface. Only the Windows edition of Opera uses the Aura technology while Opera for Mac uses Apple Core Animation technology to meet the same effects. Download Opera browser for Windows and Mac.
Firefox 3.6.10 stability update fixes a single stability issue affecting a limited number of users, found in earlier version 3.6.9 of Firefox. If you want to get more details about the issue, then you can visit the Bugzilla listing for a list of bugs fixed in Firefox 3.6.10, or you can read more about the actual bug listing of the bug that caused the stability issues.
Firefox 3.6.9 users should receive automatic update notifications in the browser already, (mine is already updated) which is a sign that the bug fix is critical for stability of the Firefox web browser.
Mozilla Messaging has released the new update of the most popular email client Mozilla Thunderbird and now the version is 3.1.2. This releases fixes some stability issues and several user experience concerns.
Thunderbird 3.1.2 fixes the following issues in Thunderbird 3.1.1:
- Several fixes to improve stability.
- Several fixes to the user interface.
Mozilla has just released Firefox 3.6.6, less than a week after the release of the long-awaited Firefox 3.6.4 version. Firefox 3.6.6 fixes a stability issue in the web browser. This update addressed issues with the new plugin handler causing issues with the immensely popular Facebook game Farmville. See bug 574905 for full details.
Firefox 3.6.6 modifies the crash protection feature to increase the amount of time that plugins are allowed to be non-responsive before being terminated.
The developers have increased the time that plugins are allowed to be non-responsive before they are terminated by the browser. The timeout was set to 10 seconds initially and now has been increased to 45 seconds in this new release.