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A Demo Video Of Mozilla’s Firefox OS Running On Nexus 5 Has Been Created

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Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. Firefox OS is a new Linux based mobile operating system, built by using the new HTML5 technology by the Mozilla developers. For now, it is used as default on smartphones with modest hardware specs, developed by LG, ZTE, Alcatel and Geeksphone, while Firefox and Spreadtrum are already working on a 50$ Firefox OS based phone.

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Firefox 29.0 For Linux Is Now Available For Download

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While we're still waiting on the official release announcement, Mozilla Firefox 29.0 is now available for download.

Those interested in grabbing Mozilla Firefox 29.0 for Linux x86_64 can fetch it from this download link.

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Mozilla Names Andreas Gal New CTO

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For as long as I can remember, Brendan Eich was the CTO of Mozilla, then he got appointed CEO and well - things happened and now he's left the building.

In the meantime, there wasn't (AFAIK) a CTO at Mozilla, but that changes today.

Andreas Gal starts as Mozilla's new CTO today.

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Feedback "positive" on Firefox mobile OS, says Mozilla exec

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Mozilla has been receiving positive feedback in the Latin American countries where is has launched the Firefox mobile OS given that users can access more applications on the open web than in a closed OS.

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Ubuntu Can Run Apps Designed for Firefox OS from Firefox Marketplace

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We tested Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta (Trusty Tahr) with the Firefox Marketplace and we managed to get a few games and applications running. To top things off, users can even lock the apps to the Unity launcher, making them permanent.

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Leaked Firefox OS 2.0 screenshots show slicker UI

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Firefox OS, currently available in version 1.3, has never been known for its good looks. However, it has jumped out to an early, if modest, lead among mobile Linux operating systems for other reasons. For example, it has already shipped in commercial phones, and is quite usable. It’s dead simple, and re-imagines mobile phones from the start as browser devices. It also manages to squeeze every ounce of power from modest, earlier generation Snapdragon processors.

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LibreOffice 4.2.3 arrives with Heartbleed fix

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The Document Foundation has announced the release of LibreOffice 4.2.3 which is available for free download. The foundation says “LibreOffice 4.2.3 ‘Fresh’ is the most feature rich version of the software, and is suited for early adopters willing to leverage a larger number of innovations. For enterprise deployments and for more conservative users, The Document Foundation suggests the more mature LibreOffice 4.1.5 ‘Stable’.”

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Firefox OS 2.0 starts emerging from its cocoon

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Firefox OS 2.0 plans include copy and paste support, a new mechanism for launching apps and switching among them, a more useful lock screen, a find-my phone system, and more. Those features will be crucial to the success of the nascent OS, which lags Android and iOS by years but which is critical to Mozilla's continued relevance.

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Geeksphone Selling Phone in Europe That Runs Firefox OS and Android

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There have been a lot of interesting developments surrounding Mozilla's Firefox OS platform and smartphones built on it. Mozilla made clear at the recent Mobile World Congress conference that it wants to seed a market for $25 phones based on the platform, putting smartphones in the hands of many people who haven't owned mobile phones before. And, a while back, I covered Geeksphone's concept for a high-end Firefox OS phone called Revolution that would purportedly run both Mozilla's platform and Android. Now, the Geeksphone Revolution, an Android smartphone on which it is easy to install Firefox OS, has gone on sale in France, Germany and the U.K. Some reports say that it will also go on sale in Italy.

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Brendan Eich's ouster shows lynch mob at work

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Two of the communities that lay claim to being among the most tolerant and inclusive have shown intolerance of a very high order, acting like a lynch mob to ensure that a top technologist was forced to leave his job as chief executive of a well-known software group.

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