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March 18, 2014  10:00 AM

Mozilla VP: Firefox for Microsoft Metro would be a mistake

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Firefox, Metro, Microsoft

Mozilla has canned plans to build a Firefox browser that aligns specifically to Microsoft's so-called 'Modern Design' approach, the design approach artist formerly known as Metro. Microsoft Metro (sorry, Modern Design) remains a key component of the Windows 8 optimised-for-touch experience and...

October 16, 2013  7:51 PM

Solid programmer developments in Firefox operating system

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Firefox, mozilla

Mozilla continues its (positive) onslaught upon the developer tools space this month with the launch of the Firefox OS App Manager. The release sets out to give programmers more options to build and debug (and deploy) Firefox OS apps in what is essentially a simulator environment. Firefox OS App...


September 25, 2013  12:39 PM

Mozilla: plugins are now a legacy technology

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Firefox, mobile apps, mozilla, Open source

Mozilla has said that website plugins are now a legacy technology (they are not available on most mobile devices after all) and the organisation is now encouraging website developers to avoid using plugins wherever possible. Engineering manager for stability and plugins Benjamin Smedberg has used...


April 10, 2013  11:03 AM

On Antarctica 80% of users use Firefox

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Firefox, mozilla, Open source

The "proudly non-profit" Mozilla Project is 15 years old this month. The project started out as a release of the Netscape browser and email client/suite back on March 31 1998, at which point Netscape Communications Foundation formally created Mozilla. The Mozilla name comes from a portmanteau of...


January 4, 2012  9:09 AM

Mozilla overhauls for version 2.0 of public licence

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
copyright, Firefox, mozilla, Open source, Patents

The Mozilla Project team has emerged from a full service and oil change with an updated version 2.0 public license for the new year. The new Mozilla Public Licence (MPL) 2.0 is the first major revamp in over a decade and is hoped to last another 10 years. With it comes support for the Apache and...


September 28, 2011  11:36 AM

New Firefox for Android: helping developers first, THEN users

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Firefox, mozilla, Open source

Open source browser Firefox has been updated for Windows, Mac, Linux and (for the purposes of this short communiqué) the Android mobile operating system. Before we take a quick look at some of the new features, it is worth noting that Mozilla is if anything extremely software developer focused...


August 15, 2011  8:09 AM

Firefox 6 arrives August 16, but downloads are now open

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Firefox, Open source

Tuesday 16 August 2011 is slated as the official date for Mozilla to release the version 6.0 iteration of its Firefox open source browser. With adoption figures hovering at somewhere around 30 per cent of the total market (although figures are notoriously inaccurate), Firefox adoption remains...


March 22, 2011  8:16 PM

The fox is out of the box, a Firefox 4 screenshot selection

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Firefox, Internet, Open source, Tabs

As readers of Computer Weekly's Open Source Insider blog stream may well already know, the new version of Mozilla's free and open source browser Firebox 4 has...


November 4, 2010  9:00 AM

Stormy Peters leaves GNOME, breezes into Mozilla

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Firefox, FOSS, Gnome, mozilla

Technology analyst and renowned free and open source software (FOSS) advocate Stormy Peters (real name Robyn) has left her executive director post at the


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