Posts Tagged ‘graphics’

Firefox 49: Two New System Add-Ons to Fix Flash and Graphics Issues

Friday, October 21st, 2016

If you have automatic updates enabled for Firefox, then you probably already have these add-ons. But there’s also a way to check to see if they’re installed if you’re unsure.

Mozilla has started to distribute two new system add-ons for Firefox 49.0 and Firefox 49.0.1 to address two issues affecting Adobe Flash Player and graphics issues. The organization is working on Firefox 49.0.2 currently, but made the decision to release two new patches for the current stable version of Firefox as system add-ons to address issues that users are affected by. System add-ons are like hotfixes. They can be pushed out to all Firefox users who have automatic updates enabled to fix issues of the browser. That’s usually a lot faster than having to create a new build of Firefox.


AMD to Ditch ATI Brand

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Just a few years ago, AMD used to be one of the major players in the graphics card market … but now they’re gone. Such is the nature of the tech industry; the leaders seem to change every five years or so.

AMD has decided to kill off the ATI brand, synonymous with high performance graphics cards, to bring them under it’s own brand instead.

AMD acquired ATI four years ago and pledged to preserve the brand at the time.  Now though, market research for the company has suggested its own brand is well known enough to take over.