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But while the presentation was littered with references to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, it failed to mention another potential rival – Firefox OS. The two share more than a few similarities: both are open source operating systems based on the Linux kernel, developed by thousands of enthusiasts around the world. Both rely heavily on HTML5, and renounce the Java virtual machine. Finally, both are aimed at developing markets.
this essay tends to confirm that, in spades Reference C/Net 2012-12-26
worse, it seems they let the "extension" (un authorized program) install itself and then graciously "permit" the owner to "authorize" it — or leave it suspended
to me program modifications should be blocked, period. otherwise it leaves us to ask: what all is our browser actually doing ? it executes using the logged on user’s authority and thus has access to everything the logged on user has access to .
do we have any detailed information on what the Canonical supplied app armor for Firefox protects ?
In February of this year, Mozilla announced its shift to a new, rapid release cycle, and the company has stuck to the plan. You can now get Firefox 8, which Mozilla has made very clear is a major upgrade of the browser. Also, all Ubuntu 11.10 users can now upgrade their default browsers to Firefox 8 Read more here
I have a strange problem with Firefox. I’m on Ubuntu x64 11.04 and from Firefox 5 I have a problem to navigate. I can use Firefox normally for a variable time and suddenly it can’t connect to any page. I think that the source of problem is in the proxy, because if I use Firefox without proxy all works well. I have tried to change the network setting from auto-detect configuration, use system configuration to manually configuration but nothing change. Before the problem began, I was using the use system configuration option. I’m sure that the my network doesn’t have any problem because with the others browser all works well.
What do you think?
The MEPIS project announced the release of the Debian Linux based SimplyMEPIS distribution. SimplyMEPIS 11 moves up to Linux kernel 126.96.36.199 and the KDE 4.51 desktop, switches from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice 3.3.2, and provides FireFox 4.0, which was recently recompiled to run much faster on Linux.