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Extending our Reach — Let’s Talk Gecko

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To fulfill the Mozilla mission, Mozilla needs offerings on new operating systems we find on phones, tablets and elsewhere. These new operating systems and their ecosystems are quite different from the desktop orating systems we’ve been accustomed to. They bring new challenges and new opportunities. To meet these, Mozilla needs to do adapt our current product offerings and to do some new things as well.

As a starter, we need to make Firefox available for a host of new devices. We may make products based on the Mozilla platform that underlies Firefox, known as “Gecko,” that may not have the “look and feel” of a traditional browser. I believe we should also develop new offerings in addition to Gecko-based products. I’ll talk about the last in the next post; here I want to focus on the importance of Gecko-based products.

There are very, very, very real reasons for wanting Gecko to remain strong.




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Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read
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