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Samsung To Lend a Hand To Build Mozilla’s Servo Browser
2013-04-04 19:11:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last year, Mozilla announced plans to help produce a brand new programming language. Though it closely resembles the larger “C” language, it is meant to create applications and programs which use large boundaries in order to protect the integrity of the program and the system running it. Mozilla is also using this code to power a “Next Generation Web Browser Engine” called Servo. Though the company still...

Mozilla Promotes Firefox OS, Announces Smartphone Carriers At Mobile World Congress
2013-02-25 10:09:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Sunday at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Mozilla proved it was serious about launching a smartphone operating system to take on Apple, Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry. Along with offering a preview of the first commercial build of its Firefox operating system for mobile handsets, the company announced it has the backing of some top carriers including America Movil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom,...

2013-01-31 23:00:51

The new Pak offers a way for Thunderbird IT admins to deliver and lockdown user settings. (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 PolicyPak Software, a leader in Group Policy and desktop management, released an enterprise management solution for Mozilla Thunderbird. The new preconfigured Pak for Thunderbird Pak gives Thunderbird administrators the ability to control and enforce configuration settings within Thunderbirds. Using the Pak, admins can turn off automatic updates, ensure Thunderbird is the...

Mozilla Looks To Unplug Firefox Plug-Ins To Improve Security, Reduce Crashes
2013-01-31 12:12:13

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Mozilla is getting “foxy” as it looks to improve security and reduce crashes on its Firefox browser. Beginning soon Mozilla will in essence unplug most browser plug-ins, and users will have to manually approve any content via a so-called “Click to play” action. Mozilla engineers are looking to disable Java, Adobe Reader and Microsoft Silverlight capabilities in Firefox as a move to improve security and...

Firefox Phone Is Real And It’s Coming
2013-01-22 18:20:46

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Another open source operating system is on the near horizon. Mozilla, the non-profit organization that produces Firefox, the email client Thunderbird, and a number of other online platforms, is due to release its Firefox OS, an open operating system for mobile devices. The OS and accompanying phones are expected to be released as early as next month, Business Insider reports. Mozilla is offering a Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone...

Firefox 17 Adds Friends, Removes Leopard
2012-11-21 10:21:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Mozilla has released their latest stable version of their popular web browser, Firefox. Mozilla has been keeping on track with their very rapid release schedule, releasing new versions of Firefox every 6 weeks. While a 6-week schedule might make it difficult for Mozilla to release significant upgrades each and every time, Firefox 17 does include a few new features, as well as a new step into the future and further away from the...

Security Issues Force Mozilla To Pull Firefox 16 One Day After Release
2012-10-12 11:25:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Update (OCT 12, 2012 11:30AM): Mozilla has released an update for Firefox 16, fixing flaws that left the new Web browser vulnerable to attacks. The company took down its latest Firefox browser update after it was discovered that hackers could use a hole in the software to determine which websites users have visited. Yesterday afternoon, Mozilla released the Firefox 16.0.1 upgrade to users, patching up the flaws....

Mozilla Persona Now In Open Beta
2012-09-30 06:09:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what will undoubtedly be good news for anyone who struggles to remember the many usernames and passwords required to log into webmail, cloud storage, or social networking accounts, Mozilla has launched the first official beta version of their browser-based identity verification system Persona. Persona, which Lucian Constantin of IDG News Service says was known as BrowserID when it was initially revealed last July, was created...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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