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Why Mozilla doesn't back Free Flash players

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networkworld.com: Despite Apple's best efforts to make it go away, the Web is still littered with Flash-based sites and content. The lack of an open source alternative to Adobe's Flash player is still a major pain point for Linux users and vendors, and the proprietary player is a big source of bug reports for Mozilla. Which brings the question: Why hasn't Mozilla backed one of the projects to create an open source player?

Firefox 3.6.13 Update Available

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ghacks.net: Just like promised Mozilla has delivered an update to the stable branch of the Firefox web browser. The update, which is released on the same day as the Mozilla Thunderbird update, fixes several security and stability issues in the web browser, making it a recommended update for all Firefox 3.6.12 and earlier users.

Meet the Newest (and Cutest) Mozillians

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blog.mozilla.com: On June 14, 2010, two female firefox (a.k.a red panda) cubs were born at the Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee, and as of today, they’ve officially joined the Mozilla community.

Firefox: freedom's just another word for 'kerching!'

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theregister.co.uk: Apparently, one can have too much freedom. That's one takeaway from The Wall Street Journal's revelation that Mozilla killed a new Firefox tool, which would have limited advertisers' ability to track users across the web.

15 add-ons for Thunderbird you may need to try

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unixmen.com: Add-ons are useful if you want to add new functionality to Thunderbird or change its appearance. Today i chosed some nice add-ons that hope thunderbird3will be useful for you.

Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

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zdnet.com: Firefox 4 Beta 8 is now slated for availability on December 7. Beta 8 was tentatively scheduled for release Nov 30th but the team continues to fix blockers, nail down security holes and synchronization issues.

Firefox 4 Beta 7 Boasts 3D, GPU, Java Enhancements

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pcmag.com: On Wednesday, Mozilla released Firefox 4 Beta 7, with significant JavaScript improvements, more support for accelerated graphics, and even 3D support.

Firefox 4 Minefield Now With Improved Add-Ons Manager

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ghacks.net: One of the design elements that I did not like in the development builds of Firefox 4 until now was the add-ons manager.

Be thankful for Mozilla: least evil?

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zdnet.com: Let’s take four separate companies, all highly influential in modern culture and technological development - all of which thrive off rivalling one another, or allying with one to beat another. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple. Seeing as they are Generation Y focused companies (on a good level), who really holds the evil hands of doom?

Mozilla – Putting On The Brave Face?

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lockergnome.com: The big outlets are reporting that the revenues to Mozilla were up for 2009, 34 percent higher than for the 2008 year. The chairman for Mozilla has stated that Mozilla is an underdog, however, possibly to soften the blows when the results for 2010 come in.

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Graphics: Intel and Mesa 18.1 RC1 Released

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