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Mozilla overhauls Firefox smartphone plan to focus on quality, not cost

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Linux
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After its $25 phones fail to dent the dominance of Google and Apple, the Firefox backer will try to compete using technological superiority -- and maybe by adding key Android apps, too.

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Mozilla Changes Firefox OS Strategy Due To Android’s Popularity

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Android
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Mozilla’s chief executive announced major switch of strategy to boost Firefox OS market share. Unlike its previous program with focus on price, Firefox will finally deliver “quality.”

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A New Firefox OS phone

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Linux
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Last Monday, I bought the phone anyway. I must say that I am very pleased by its performance and very cheap price. One can swap the SIM card to use the phone with another carrier here, too.

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Mozilla Officially Launches Thunderbird 31.7.0 with Security and Memory Fixes

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Mozilla has announced that Thunderbird 31.7 has been released and that it comes with a small number of vulnerability fixes, some more important than others.

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Also: Thunderbird 31.7.0 Officially Lands in Ubuntu

Firefox 38 available now in the Fedora repositories

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Red Hat
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Mozilla released version 38 of the Firefox web browser last week, and the updated version is available now in the Fedora repositories for Fedora 21, and for users running Fedora 22 pre-release versions. As has been the case since Firefox starting rapidly releasing new versions every 6 weeks or so, there are a handful of new shiny features, and many, many bugfixes.

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Also: The State Of Various Firefox Features

Announcing Rust 1.0

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Development
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Today we are very proud to announce the 1.0 release of Rust, a new programming language aiming to make it easier to build reliable, efficient systems. Rust combines low-level control over performance with high-level convenience and safety guarantees. Better yet, it achieves these goals without requiring a garbage collector or runtime, making it possible to use Rust libraries as a “drop-in replacement” for C. If you’d like to experiment with Rust, the “Getting Started” section of the Rust book is your best bet (if you prefer to use an e-reader, Pascal Hertleif maintains unofficial e-book versions as well).

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First Panasonic Smart TVs powered by Firefox OS Debut Worldwide

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Linux
Moz/FF

The first Panasonic VIERA Smart TVs powered by Firefox OS are now available in Europe and will be available worldwide in the coming months.

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First Point Release of Mozilla Firefox 38.0 Patches Nvidia Optimus Crash

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Moz/FF

After only two days from the announcement of Firefox 38.0, Mozilla pushed the first point release of the web browser to users worldwide via the built-in updater.

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Firefox 38 Adds Responsive Image Support, Ruby Annotations

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Firefox 38 is being officially released today and with this open-source web browser update comes new functionality.

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Direct: Trainspotting: Firefox 38

Orange Launches First Firefox OS Smartphones in Africa

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Moz/FF

We are happy to share that the first Firefox OS smartphones went on sale in Senegal and Madagascar this week. This follows an announcement from Mozilla and Orange at Mobile World Congress 2015 that Firefox OS smartphones would be available in markets across Africa and the Middle East later this year.

“We are pleased to partner with Orange to bring the mobile Web to users in a substantial number of new growth markets across Africa and the Middle East said Andreas Gal, CTO of Mozilla. “I’m also thrilled to see how the imminent arrival of Firefox OS has created excitement in the local Mozilla communities.”

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