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Mozilla: we’re not getting money from Google any more but we’re doing fine

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For many years, Firefox developer Mozilla generated substantial income from a sponsorship deal with Google; the search and advertising firm paid Mozilla in return for Firefox making Google its default search engine. That deal was ended last year, with Firefox defaulting to Yahoo in the US, Yandex in Russia, and Baidu in China.

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Mozilla contributor creates diabetes project for the masses

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OSS

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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  • 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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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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