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Mozilla contributor creates diabetes project for the masses

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My open source story started in high school as a student. I always considered myself to be a hacker—not the malicious type, but the curious type who liked to tinker with code and hardware. My first encounter with open source was in 2001 when I installed my first Linux distro, Lindows. Of course, I was also an early user of Mozilla Firefox.

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Debian-Based Webconverger 33.1 Kiosk Linux OS Is Out with Mozilla Firefox 42.0

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The developers of the Debian-based Webconverger Linux distribution used for deployment in places like Internet cafes have announced the release of Webconverger 33.1, which is now available for download.

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Mozilla News

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  • Firefox OS 2.5 an experimental Android app APK now available

    Firefox has released an experimental app in the form of ‘Developer preview’version of its web-based Firefox OS for Android users. It is now available as an 88MB APK and works any launcher you will see in Google Play store.

  • Firefox 43 Will Be Using FFmpeg By Default

    The Mozilla developers have announced that Firefox 43.0, scheduled for release on December 15 2015, will be replacing GStreamer with FFmpeg. This is not surprising at all, since FFmpeg is available on the most popular Linux systems by default, or make it available via the default repos.

  • Firefox 43 to Use FFmpeg by Default on Linux

    FFmpeg is present in most Linux distributions, so it's not really surprising that Mozilla finally decided to make an important change to Firefox and allow it to use the latest FFmpeg packages that are present in a system.

Firefox Enables FFmpeg Support By Default

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For those with FFmpeg present on their system, Mozilla developers have finally enabled FFmpeg support to be used by default.

Firefox on Linux has relied upon GStreamer for media support, but with the patches merged last month is support for Libav 9 or FFmpeg 1.2 or newer by default.

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You can now try Firefox OS 2.5 on your Android smartphone

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Mozilla launched Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview earlier today, and is now offering the operating system as an app on Android. The experimental app replaces several elements of the Android homescreen with Firefox's web-based offering, and even comes with a set of system apps for phone calls, messages, emails, and even an app store. Think of it as a launcher with a set of bundled apps.

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Mozilla News

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  • MozFest 2015: Connecting Leaders and Rallying Communities for the Open Web

    This past weekend, the sixth-annual MozFest — Mozilla’s celebration of the open Web — convened hackers, teachers and organizers from across the globe to address some of the most pressing issues facing the Web today. Together, we explored how we can act as leaders in the tech, policy and social spheres to create a better Web for everyone.

  • How To Install Firefox 44.0 Developer Edition On Ubuntu Systems
  • Mozilla Firefox Is Now 11 Years Old!

    11 years have passed since the release of Mozilla Firefox 1.0, which was the first version of the internet browser.

    Despite the fact that Google Chrome has become the most used internet browser, Firefox still has its supporters, being available as default on many Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.

  • It's Now Easier Setting Up Rust On Ubuntu

    Ubuntu Make, the command-line tool to assist in deploying the latest version of various developer tools on Ubuntu Linux, has added support for Rust.

    Ubuntu-Make developer Didier Roche wrote today that Ubuntu Make 15.11 adds support for Rust. Simply running umake rust should setup "a good rust developing experience on your favorite Ubuntu distro."

Happy 11th birthday, Mozilla Firefox!

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Eleven years ago, Firefox 1.0 was released with much excitement and anticipation. With the help of volunteers, The Mozilla Foundation placed a two-page advertisement in the New York Times. Over the last 11 years, Firefox has been been used by millions of people worldwide, becoming one of the most popular web browsers available to surf the Internet.

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Firefox 42 Arrives in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical just revealed that the latest Firefox 42.0 is now in the official repositories for the users of Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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FOSS in 3D Printing

  • Open source wifi enabled 3D printer controller Franklin speeds up with new release
    3D printing hit the mainstream a few years ago thanks in part to the open-source 3D printer market. The origins of this transition had to do with expiring patents held by the traditionally held commercial 3D printing companies. Since then, several small businesses have sprung up around the emerging low-cost 3D printer market. Some of these companies embraced the open-source mentality, while others are seeking shelter with patents.
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: Open-Source Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis
    Hands can grab things, build things, communicate, and we control them intuitively with nothing more than a thought. To those who miss a hand, a prosthesis can be a life-changing tool for carrying out daily tasks. We are delighted to see that [Alvaro Villoslada] joined the Hackaday Prize with his contribution to advanced prosthesis technology: Dextra, the open-source myoelectric hand prosthesis.
  • BCN3D Technologies releases open source files for BCN3D Sigma 3D printer
    As our readers will know, an important part of the 3D printing community is the idea of accessibility. Of course, it is more than just an idea, as everyday makers around the world share their 3D designs and models for free, and even 3D printing companies exercise an open-source philosophy with DIY 3D printers and accessible models. Recently, Barcelona based 3D printer developer BCN3D Technologies decided to further embrace the additive manufacturing open-source philosophy with their latest initiative, Open Source 360º. As part of the initiative, the company has announced that it will share all of its engineering, design, and fabrication information used in the manufacturing of their flagship product, the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer.
  • Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education
    Recently I came across a very interesting open hardware project called Shellmo. What caught my eye was that it's a 3D printed crustacean that seems to have no apparent real world use, though with a little creativity I can see educational implications. Shellmo is a unique, almost cartoon-like creatures that could captivate the imagination of children while at the same time affording them an opportunity to 3D print their own robot. With the current emphasis on STEM in education, Shellmo appears to be the kind of project that would stimulate student interest.

LibreOffice Liberation

  • Sun, sea, and open source: How Spain's Balearic islands are trying to turn into a tech paradise
    However, work remains to be done, especially on civil servants' desktops. "We started by replacing MSN Office", explains Villoslada. "Thanks to free office suite LibreOffice 5, we may overcome compatibility problems with documents coming in from different versions of MSN Office. We already have 1,000 Office licenses which are not necessary anymore, and we plan not to renew over 5,500 licenses purchased in 2007", he adds.
  • The Document Liberation Project: What we do
    While The Document Foundation is best known for LibreOffice, it also backs the Document Liberation Project. But what exactly is that? We’ve made a short video to explain all…

Kali Linux Alternative: BackBox Linux 4.6 Released With Updated Hacking Tools

BackBox Linux, a Kali Linux alternative, is here with its latest version i.e. BackBox Linux 4.6. Based on Ubuntu Linux, this hacking operating system is now available for download with updated hacking tools and Ruby 2.2. Read more

Chromebook and GNU/Linux

  • Turn Your Old Laptop into a Chromebook
    Once the drive is ready with bootable CloudReady, plug it into the target PC and boot the system. It may take a while for the system to boot into Chromium OS. Once booted, you will see the screen shown in Figure 3.
  • Running Linux and Chrome OS Together Using Crouton
    Leo Laporte is a longtime technology commentator and also the host of the show “The Screen Savers,” on the TWiT Netcast Network. In this video he explains how to install Linux on a Chromebook using Crouton, an open source tool developed by Google employee David Schneider.