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Mozilla, that the internet should be public, open and accessible

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ubuntulandforever.blogspot: Mozilla is a term used in a number of ways in relation to the now-defunct Netscape Communications Corporation and its related application software, including the Mozilla.org group and its successor the Mozilla Foundation.

Firefox 3.5.8 And 3.0.18 Downloads Today

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ghacks.net: Mozilla has announced plans to update the Firefox 3.0.x and Firefox 3.5.x branch today earlier this week. The updates are currently distributed to the official mirror server network to be prepared for the increased traffic after the official release announcement.

10 Cool Firefox Add-Ons

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linuxplanet.com: This is a must-read for Firefox fans! We'll review 10 cool add-ons that will make your cross-platform Mozilla web browser even better. We'll review add-ons to help fix annoyances, save time, discover advanced functionality, and stay connected.

Thunderbird in 2010

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ascher.ca/blog: 2010 will be a big year for Thunderbird. Last year, we launched Thunderbird 3, which is a huge milestone for us. In this post, I’d like to give people a heads-up as to what the coming year will look like.

Mozilla Developer Preview (Gecko 1.9.3a1) available

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developer.mozilla.org: A Mozilla Developer Preview of improvements in the Gecko layout engine is now available for download. This is a pre-release version of the Gecko 1.9.3 platform, which forms the core of rich Internet applications such as Firefox.

Outfoxed?

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oneandoneis2.org: I saw on ars the other day that IE8 and Chrome are the two browsers with the most momentum at the moment: IE8 because it's the least-bad IE version, and Chrome because it's the hot new kid on the block, one imagines. Strange, really, when one considers how Firefox was the browser that came from nowhere and rekindled the browser wars..

Mozilla Sponsors GNOME Accessibility Efforts

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Moz/FF

gnome.org/press/releases: The GNOME Foundation is happy to announce a substantial donation from the Mozilla Corporation to benefit the GNOME Project's accessibility efforts. The donation will help continue the collaborative efforts between GNOME and Mozilla on Accessibility.

5 Reasons I would swear my loyalty to Firefox

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spreadfirefox.com: Who wouldn't like if their browser wears a haute couture skins or the pleasure of viewing Megan fox images on a 3D wall with uncluttered black background or get to know if the weather permits you to tee over the weekend just by moving the mouse over or download all the links on a page with just one click!

New Mozilla Email Is Easier to Use, But Not Easy Enough

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wsj.com: The good thing about open-source software is that it harnesses the talents of techies around the world. The bad thing about open-source software is that it's too often geared toward such techies, not average folks.

An Open Letter to Mozilla: RE Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

limulus.wordpress: Mozilla needs to make an official repository for Ubuntu. It can support Debian and all the other DEB-based systems too (that would be awesome), but it NEEDS to be primarily aimed at Ubuntu.

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