Firefox 1.0 Released -- The Mozilla Organization has released version 1.0 of Firefox, an open-source Web browser. The news is a little more exciting for Windows users looking for better security than is provided by Internet Explorer, but Mac users will find that the Mac OS X version is as snappy as Safari with a few extra features thrown in. For example, new Live Bookmarks read RSS feeds and provide a list of current articles (such as weblog entries or news updates); the Search field includes other search engines besides Google; and Firefox offers the capability to install third-party toolbars (such as Amazon's A9 search toolbar). Firefox 1.0 is a free 8.6 MB download, and requires Mac OS X 10.1 or later. [JLC]
Type Faster by Competing in Races
A fun way to improve your typing speed and accuracy is to join an online typing competition at typrX. This typing competition keeps track of your typing speed, while allowing you to compete against other people, either around the world in public races or with friends in private races. To set up a private race with your friends, follow these simple steps.
- Once you have a typrX account, click the Create Private Race button on the front page and you’ll be taken to the private race page.
- From there, copy the track code URL and send it to the friends you want to join the race.
- You can click the Delay Countdown button to add 10 seconds to the clock if you are waiting on your friend to join the race.