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Mactel Firefox

Here’s some encouraging news:

Apple is moving to Intel chips, as you probably know. I have attended a couple of sessions on porting to Intel and making the move to universal binaries, and talked to some engineers about it. I think I have a good plan that I don’t want to outline here. So we’re on it, and you’ll have fresh native copies of Firefox and Camino for your shiny new Intel macs when or soon after thay come out. Great news: Apple actually ported Firefox to Intel already, and they are giving us the patches. They used Firefox as an example of how to port to Intel. Lucky me, because now I don’t have to do it.

When Apple announced the move to Intel, the availability of Firefox was one of the first questions that came to mind. I’m glad to see Apple helping out Mozilla, considering that Safari and Mail.app are direct competitors to Firefox and Thunderbird.
In related news, there’s a new test build for the Mac which should be much faster than previously. From the comments it seems to be a bit buggy but does seem to do the trick of being faster.

2 Comments

  1. Mactel Firefox

    [Source: Neil’s World – Not the world you expected] quoted: When Apple announced the move to Intel, the availability of Firefox was one of the first questions that came to mind. I’m glad to see Apple helping out Mozilla, considering that Safari and Mai…

  2. I’ve never considered this. At least Apple aren’t helping Microsoft by putting IE on Panther.