Q&A: Firefox 4 – Does it support one process per one tab?

I was expecting firefox 4 will support process separation between each tab as Google Chrome does. But it is not the case for version 4.

However the good news is that from version 3.6.4 it has a protection in form of separate process for some plugins called plugin-container process. So the crash of plugin won’t cause whole browser to crash.

You can find more info here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plugin-container_and_out-of-process_plugins

30/10/2011: An update:
As explained here – http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1155803 Firefox can be built with Electrolysis flag and then it supports this feature. But it is still at early stage and the earliest FF version where we can have it is Firefox 10 comming in February 2012. I’m looking forward to it…

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Skype for Android officially launched

Skype held their promise and launched public version for Android today, here is the link to their official press-release: http://about.skype.com/press/2010/10/android.html

And here are some more background information: http://blogs.skype.com/garage/2010/10/skype_for_android.html

I’m going to try it on my HTC Dream G1 with Cyanogen and let you know if it is any good…

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Specification of Skype for Android (2.1) – it is coming…

Despite it is my first blog entry, I think it is an interesting information for a start. I contacted Skype and asked them if Skype for Android is really coming this year and if it will support both WIFI and 3G. The short answer is YES! Also as it seems Skype won’t support Android 1.6 and below.

Here is the full answer from Skype including supported features, enjoy :)

Thank you for contacting Skype Customer Service.

We understand that you would like to know if Skype is going to release a version for Androids to be available for the general public.

Skype for Android will be available before this year ends, although there is no specific date announced yet. The application has been designed to work on all devices that run Android Version 2.1 and above, with connections WiFi or 3G (2G – EDGE/GPRS) and will be available from Android Market (version 1.0.0.538), www.skype.com/m and http://getjar.com/skype (version 1.0.0.539).  Supported features include:

Chat, Multi chat
Skype to Skype and SkypeOut calling
Receiving Skype and SkypeIn calls
Participating in conference calls, Sync with native phonebook.

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