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  • Improving Cross-Browser Testing, Part 2: New Automation Features in Firefox Nightly - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

    In our previous blog post about the web testing ecosystem, we described the tradeoffs involved in automating the browser via the HTTP-based WebDriver standard versus DevTools protocols such as Chrome DevTools Protocol (CDP). Although there are benefits to WebDriver’s HTTP-based approach, we know there are many developers who find the additional functionality and ergonomics of CDP-based test tools compelling.

    It’s clear that WebDriver needs to grow to meet the capabilities of DevTools-based automation. However, that process will take time, and we want more developers to be able to run their automated tests in Firefox today.

    To that end, we have shipped an experimental implementation of parts of CDP in Firefox Nightly, specifically targeting the use cases of end-to-end testing using Google’s Puppeteer, and the CDP-based features of Selenium 4.

    For users looking to use CDP tooling with stable releases of Firefox, we are currently going through the process to enable the feature on release channels and we hope to make this available as soon as possible.

    The remainder of this post will look at the details of how to use Firefox with CDP-based tools.

  • New in Thunderbird 78.0

    I use Evolution for work mail, for psychological separation, but also for Exchange support, and I have to say: Thunderbird is just much easier to use, in that you can customize it into whatever you want from a client. I’m genuinely shocked people prefer web mail interfaces to something more robust, like Thunderbird.

  • Think you don’t need a VPN? Here are five times you just might.

    Have you ever connected to a hotspot called something like C0MCAST-WiFi-77th-St or Verizon3-Hotspot-Baltimore? Looks legit, right? Not so fast. In reality, anyone can set up a phony public WiFi with a legitimate sounding name to lure people to use it. Connecting to any unknown WiFi makes you an easy target for creeps and criminals who want to access your device to steal private information, install malware or worse. Mozilla VPN can boost your security any time you’re connected to a public WiFi by blocking unknown entities from seeing private data that travels from your phone or laptop. This goes for connecting to WiFi networks at coffee shops, stores, doctor’s offices and so on.

  • Mozilla VPN is Now Available to Mac & Linux Users - OMG! Ubuntu!

    Mozilla VPN now supports Mac and Linux. The subscription-based privacy service launched in 2020 but only for Windows, Android and iOS.

  • Mozilla brings its VPN to Mac and Linux

Mozilla VPN Is Now Available To Linux Users

  • Mozilla VPN Is Now Available To Linux Users

    Mozilla VPN which was available to Windows, Android, and iOS users since July 2020 is now available to Linux and Mac users. It is now available to the Linux users from six countries.

    Currently Mozilla VPN is available in the US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. The Mozilla VPN runs on a global network of servers powered by Mullvad using the WireGuard protocol

Good News! Mozilla VPN Desktop Client is Available for Linux Now

  • Good News! Mozilla VPN Desktop Client is Available for Linux Now

    Whether you shop online or check your social media, internet privacy is something that you should seriously consider. One popular way to protect your privacy or overcome unnecessary restrictions is to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

    Not just for the sake of it, but you should also be aware of your VPN provider’s credibility. Taking these into account, Mozilla released their open-source VPN browser extension last year. However, the service wasn’t available for Linux and Mac users.

    Recently, Mozilla made their VPN available for Linux and Mac users. Of course, it is not yet available for everyone across the globe, so you might want to check some other VPN services that are available for Linux users as well.

Mozilla VPN Comes to Mac and Linux

  • Mozilla VPN Comes to Mac and Linux

    The Mozilla VPN has now landed on Mac and Linux, reports Engadget. The VPN, which is also available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10, is offered under a $5/month subscription in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia, with more regions coming soon.

Mozilla VPN is now available across all platforms...

  • Mozilla VPN is now available across all platforms including Mac and Linux

    Mozilla has announced that its VPN solution is now available for users of Mac and Linux devices, following its Windows, iOS, and Android launch last year. Mozilla VPN is currently available in six countries (the US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia), with more regions coming soon.

    Like many VPNs, Mozilla’s offering uses the WireGuard protocol to encrypt network activity and hide the user’s IP address. WireGuard’s use of high-speed cryptographic primitives also means that users of Mozilla VPN should still be able to experience fast network speeds.

    Mozilla VPN provides device-level encryption, utilizing more than 280 servers spread across over 30 countries, promising no bandwidth restrictions and no recording of your online activity. Signing up for the VPN costs $4.99 a month and allows up to five devices to be connected.

Mozilla VPN Now Available for Linux

  • Mozilla VPN Now Available for Linux

    The promised subscription-based VPN service from Mozilla is now available for the Linux platform.

    Back in July 2020, Mozilla launched a subscription-based VPN service and made it immediately available for Android, iOS, and Windows. Linux and macOS users, however, were left in the lurch. That has officially changed, with Mozilla making their VPN available for the two operating systems missing in the original mix.

    The new VPN service isn’t free. In fact, it’s a bit pricier than a number of other options on the market. What do you get for your $4.99/month? Users can enjoy the service on up to five different devices (be they desktops, laptops, phones, or tablets), and with over 280 servers available in 6 countries (with zero bandwidth restrictions), Mozilla claims their VPN is one of the fastest available. This is achieved with the use of high-speed, low-level cryptographic algorithms.

Including Mac and Linux, Mozilla VPN...

  • Including Mac and Linux, Mozilla VPN is now available across all OS-

    Mozilla has posited about the availability of its VPN solution for Linux and Mac devices from now onwards, following its iOS, Android and windows launch last year. Currently, VPN of Mozilla is been only made available for access in six countries i.e., Canada, Singapore, the UK, the US, Malaysia, and New Zealand. And would be available worldwide soon.

    Similar to many other VPN solutions, Mozilla renders encryption of network activity by using WireGuard and includes hiding of customer’s IP address. Using high-speed cryptographic primitives in Mozilla means that VPN would still experience the same benefits with fast network speed.

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