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  • How is Firefox OS Different from Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Ubuntu Touch

    firefox-os-phone-firefox-os-phone-While choosing a new mobile phone to buy, you must consider all different available options. Earlier I’ve written about the differences between Ubuntu Touch, Android OS, and Windows Phone. Today I’m going to add another contender in the list – the Firefox OS – and I’ll discuss how is Firefox OS different from others.

  • Firefox 42 Nightly Is Now Built In GTK+3

    Firefox Nightly for Linux has been compiled with GTK+3 and the stable version of Firefox 42 may be the first one to be released with GTK+3.

  • Mozilla Toys with Crowdsourcing Ideas for its Browser and Tools

    Can your ideas make one of the most popular Internet browsers better? Mozilla is considering the possibility. The company is launching a testing initiative next month that will let Firefox users try out possible changes to the browser. The project is called "Idea Town" and basically seeks to crowdsource ideas for browser- and web-centric new concepts.

MDN celebrates 10 years of documenting YOUR Web

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Today, Mozilla proudly celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Mozilla Developer Network, one of the richest and also one of the few multilingual resources on the Web for documentation. It started in February 2005, when a small team dedicated to the open Web took DevEdge (Netscape’s developer materials) and set out to create an open, free, community-built online resource for all Web developers. Just a couple of months later, on 23 July, 2005 the original MDN wiki site launched and has evolved steadily ever since for the convenience and the benefit of its users.

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Time for a brutal TELLY-OFF: Android TV versus Firefox OS

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Breaking Fad The battle for Smart TV dominance continues to ratchet up, with Google and Firefox now both wading into the same connected space. The former has reignited its living room ambitions via Android TV, while open source rival Firefox has partnered with Panasonic.

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Firefox OS fork “H5OS” gets a $100 million boost

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Acadine, founded by former Mozilla execs, has received a $100 million investment from China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, to launch a Firefox OS fork called “H5OS.”

In March, former Mozilla president Li Gong left to form a startup code-named Gone Fishing, with a mission to build a web-oriented mobile OS partially based on Firefox OS. The company is now called Acadine Technologies, and the OS is dubbed H5OS, according to a report from CNET. Acadine has received $100 million in funding from a Hong Kong-based Chinese state-controlled company called Tsinghua Unigroup International, says the story.

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Red Hat Makes Progress On Firefox Native For Wayland

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Besides LibreOffice running natively on Wayland, progress has been made this week on running Mozilla's Firefox web-browser natively on Wayland.

Red Hat developers have been working on getting Firefox native to Wayland with their ambitions to switch Firefox Workstation over to Wayland by default rather than an X.Org Server. This Firefox Wayland work is in-step with the GTK3 version of Firefox.

This is good news for Fedora users running the latest Wayland stack. Details on Firefox native for Wayland can be found via this Google+ post by Red Hat's Jiří Eischmann.

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Mozilla and Flash, Linux

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10 things I want Firefox OS to do for me

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I’ve dogfooded Firefox OS since its early beginnings and have some of the early hardware (hamachi, unagi, One Touch Fire, ZTE Open, Geeksphone Keon, Flame and ZTE Open C). It was good to hear some of the plans for Firefox OS 2.5 that were discussed at Whistler, but I wanted to take the time and model of this post and remix it for Firefox OS. Firefox OS you are great and free but you are not perfect and you can be the mobile OS that I need.

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Download Mozilla Thunderbird 38.1 for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

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One month after having announced the release of Thunderbird 38.0.1, last week Mozilla provided us with a new maintenance release of one of the best open-source and cross-platform email clients for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Firefox 39 Finally Lands in Ubuntu 15.04 After a Long Wait

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Canonical has just announced that a large number of Firefox vulnerabilities have been fixed and that version 39.0 of the browser has been added to Ubuntu 15.04 and all the other supported Ubuntu versions.

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Mozilla News

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  • Education is crucial to building an open web

    Emma Irwin is a participation designer at Mozilla who dedicates a lot of volunteer time to educating and empowering adults and youth on the web through making. She has a background as web developer and lives in a small Vancouver Island town with her husband and three daughters.

  • Firefox 40.0 Beta 1 Brings Linux Specific Improvements

    As you may already know, Firefox is being developed on three separate channels. First, the features are implemented in the developer branch, they reach the beta channel when enough tests have been performed and finally, some of the new features from the betas get included in the stable version of Firefox.

    Recently, Firefox 40.0 Beta 1 has been released, bringing improved scrolling, graphics and video playback performance for Linux. And Mozilla claims that this improvements are Linux specific.

  • Mozilla Plans To Rewrite Its XUL-Written UI In HTML, CSS And JavaScript
  • Big changes are coming to Firefox to win back users and developers

    Firefox is about to undergo some dramatic changes, according to Mozilla. Most notably, it sounds like future versions of Firefox will focus on Firefox-esque features such as Private Browsing Mode, while features that are unpolished or otherwise not very useful will be stripped out of the browser entirely. Furthermore, it looks like Mozilla is finally getting serious about moving Firefox away from XUL and XBL, though it isn't clear if they will be replaced with open Web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS) or native UI.

  • Will Firefox changes win back users and developers?

    Firefox has gone through a rough time over the last couple of years, with increased competition from Chrome and other browsers. Now the browser's developers are planning big changes to Firefox. Will these changes win back users and developers who have abandoned Firefox?

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