Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Campus Edition of Firefox

The Chronicle reports
It’s the time of year to stock up on school supplies — new spiral notebooks, pens, and … a new Web browser. Last week Mozilla, maker of the popular Firefox Web browser, released Firefox Campus Edition for free download.

A key feature of the new browser is the Zotero citation system developed by George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media... The system is designed to help students and scholars mark and manage information on the Web that they want to cite in research papers.

The campus edition browser is not all work and no play, though. It also includes a plug-in called FoxyTunes that helps manage the soundtrack to cram sessions, and StumbleUpon, a service to quickly jump among favorite blogs, online videos, and photo Web sites.

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