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Live-blogging from Mozillla press meeting

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by Dave Winer.

If you have questions for the people at Mozilla, post a comment and I'll try to ask it. Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named meeting.jpg Permalink to this paragraph

About 1/2 hour into the meeting I don't really have any overall idea of what they're doing with Firefox 3. I know other people are using it, I'm still using v2. I tried v3 beta but found that it was too awkward a transition. (Wish I remember what it was that was so awkward.) Permalink to this paragraph

"Better faster safer" -- the slogan for Firefox 3. Permalink to this paragraph

They put up some screen shots and I recalled clearly what the problem was -- they moved the Home button.  Permalink to this paragraph

They call the new address bar The Awesome Bar, which is very Steve Jobs-like in my humble opinion. Boom! ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

http://www.google.com/search?q=awesome+bar+mozilla  Permalink to this paragraph

They're talking about Weave... Permalink to this paragraph

http://labs.mozilla.com/2007/12/introducing-weave/  Permalink to this paragraph

I believe this is Asa Dotzler world-famous Mozilla bloggerPermalink to this paragraph


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