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Firefox 35.0.1 Now Out – My God, It's Full of Fixes

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Two weeks after the release of Firefox 35, the Mozilla devs have pushed the first update out the door and they have fixed a number of important crashes and various other problems.

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Firefox enters the realm of virtual reality with the Oculus Rift

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Gadgets

Users of an experimental build of Firefox will be able to explore virtual reality inside the browser after Mozilla added support for the Oculus Rift headset.

People running Firefox Nightly will be able to explore 3D environments inside web pages using the Rift, following the addition of support for the WebVR API.

Virtual reality allow users to explore 3D spaces by donning a headset that tracks their head movements and allows them to look around a 3D computer-generated world.

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Thunderbird 31.4.0 Lands in Ubuntu Repos

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Ubuntu

Canonical published details about a number of Thunderbird vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems, which means that a new version is now available.

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Firefox 35 Lands in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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Ubuntu

Canonical has updated the Firefox packages for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. If you have this application already installed, you only need to update your system

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Mozilla Launches Thunderbird 31.4.0 with Better Add-on Manager

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The Mozilla community has just released a new update for the Thunderbird email client and the developers have made a couple of important changes to the application and corrected a few security problems.

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Firefox 35 Is Ready For Release, Available For Download Now

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In usual Mozilla fashion, Firefox 35.0 is scheduled to be released tomorrow but if you're so tempted to upgrade to the latest release of this open-source web-browser you can do so tonight.

Mozilla Firefox 35 brings calling improvements to the Firefox Hello WebRTC demo, built-in support for H.264 on OS X via native APIs, improved handling of dynamic styling changes, an HTTP Public Key Pinning Extension to enhance authentication of encrypted connections, a Resource Timing API implementation, CSS filters are now enabled, WebSockets are available in HTML5 Workers, support for the CSS Font Loading API, updated PDF.js, and numerous other changes. These features and other changes for Firefox 35.0 can be found via the earlier beta release notes.

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Announcing the Mozilla Science Lab Fellowship Program

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With generous support from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, we are excited to announce the Mozilla Science Lab’s first Open Science fellowship program. The grant is one of the first investments by the Trust’s new funding program dedicated to collaboration, reproducibility, and infrastructure in biomedical sciences.

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Firefox KDE Wallet for KF5

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Moz/FF

I have a good news for Firefox and Plasma 5 users: I ported KDE Wallet password integration extension to KDE Frameworks 5!

It seems to me that this plugin is unmaintained because both the released version and the SVN one do not support Firefox 33 or newer. So, as first step I took Guillermo's code and bumped the Firefox version.

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Announcing Rust 1.0 Alpha

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Today, we’re excited to release the alpha version of Rust 1.0, a systems programming language with a focus on safety, performance and concurrency.

This release marks a huge milestone for Rust and its community:

The language is feature-complete for 1.0. While we plan to make many usability improvements before the final release, all 1.0 language features are now in place and we do not expect major breaking changes to them.

The core libraries are feature-complete for 1.0. API conventions have been firmly established, and core functionality – basic types, traits, data structures and concurrency primitives – has all been stabilized. Here again we do not expect major breaking changes before 1.0.

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Firefox switch may have caused drop in Google’s share of searches

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Mozilla recently switched the default search engine in its Firefox browser to Yahoo from Google, and it appears that the switch may have caused a significant drop in Google’s share of search users. Google’s share of the US search market fell about four percent from last year, according to a story by Bloomberg.

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