Firefox 3.6.6 fixes crash protection issue

Firefox 3.6.6 has been released to fix the issues that most people were experiencing with the plugin-container or crash protection feature introduced in the 3.6.4 release recently as mentioned here. This latest release modifies the crash protection feature to increase the amount of time that plugins are allowed to be non-responsive before being terminated (Bug 574905).

What is plugin-container

In Firefox 3.6.4 and above, some plugins are loaded separately from Firefox in `plugin-container.exe`, allowing the main Firefox process (firefox.exe) to stay open even if a plugin crashes.

Which plugins are supported by plugin-container.exe?

For more information about plugins, see Using plugins with Firefox.

Update: A new version has been released which fixes several critical bugs that were present in version 3.6.6. All users are advised to update their browser to the latest version. Click here to read more about the update

Firefox 3.6.4 now comes with out-of-process plugins

Firefox 3.6.4 has finally arrived and is expected to bring some added stability over previous versions. This is done by making Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime and Microsoft Silverlight plug-ins run on separate process. So if a plugin crashes or freezes, it doesn’t bring the whole browser down with it. You will be able to reload the page to restart the plugin and try again.

This feature is currently available only on
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Opera 10.60 beta – A new Speed Marvel?

Opera 10.60 beta is out for Windows, Linux/FreeBSD and MacOS X. With the latest release Opera is striving to achieve speed supremacy over Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox. The company says that this release is more than 50% faster for JavaScript than 10.50 (on selected JavaScript tests). So let’s look at the new features available in this latest release …
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Viacom loses case against YouTube

YouTube’s blog mentions that YouTube won the case against Viacom.

Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom’s lawsuit with YouTube. This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. The decision follows established judicial consensus that online services like YouTube are protected when they work cooperatively with copyright holders to help them manage their rights online.
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