Posts Tagged ‘FireFox’

Microsoft – Releasing code under GPL

July 31, 2009

Are you surprised by reading the title of the post? Yes, it is true that Microsoft has released some code under GPL although it is not much, but I think it is a good start. There are rumors that they have violated GPL but I think that could be fixed and it is acceptable as Microsoft did it for the first time. They will learn the correct way of doing things as the time will pass.

I may be exaggerating it but I am happy to see such good postured from Microsoft towards Linux and Linux community. It has been quiet a long time since Microsoft has been blaming Linux for code violations and was not showing any support for the Linux users in general. But the release of these drivers which are more or less 20,000 lines of code show that Microsoft is now finally changing.

Right now it will be very early to say if there will be any future releases but there is one thing, Microsoft will get some real love from Linux user community if they keep supporting them and that might help them a lot. But yet again if they don’t release anything under GPL they should not make claims that they used to do in the past.

Open Source is slowly making its way to enterprise and Linux in general. Recently google has made few real good anouncements which I will cover in next blogposts. So Stay tuned. Best of luck to all open source developers, because it is because of them I am writing this post from my Mozilla FireFox and this because of them that you are reading it from wordpress.com.

Will google try to take the browser market with chrome?

September 7, 2008

After a very long time I finally took some time out to write about this one, this doesn’t mean that I wasn’t writing (I have like 10-12 posts in drafts), just I was not able to post becuase of formatting issues and other things.

Anyway Google promised launch of browser and then released the chrome next day. And soon after the release they changed the terms for their browser chrome. So, will user adapt this new browser? Will this effect the popularity of Firefox? I have not yet personally tried chrome neither I have planned for it, because I don’t want all of my internet in Google’s hands :P. I like them or say love them for their innovations but I am a bit Paranoid to rely only and only on Google for all of my Internet activity.

So posting this from Firefox and will be doing it until Firefox Mozilla stops developing firefox :P. Anyway if anyone have tried chrome and want to share their expereinces they are more more then welcome.

Firebug is now available for Firefox 3

June 28, 2008

Yay!!! one more yay for Firefox 3 and Firebug team. Firebug is now finally available for Firefox 3, specially for Ubuntu users its a breeze. Just do:

sudo apt-get install firebug

If you are not using Ubuntu, Get your firebug from Mozilla.

So there is alot happening for Firefox 3, As I already posted how efficient it is for memory and other resources. Also the bookmark management is awesome. Have a look at my firefox 3 post.

Kudos to Joe Hewitt for giving us something like Firebug.

Gear available for firefox 3

June 28, 2008

Gear up your Firefox 3 for offline browsing, because now Google’s Gears extension is available fore Firefox 3. Firefox 3 has been launched on June 17. And I just tested that Gears is now available for Firefox 3. Install Gears now.

For more information check gears blog post: Fly, Gears 0.3!

Also you can checkout Google I/O Gears sessions at: Gears Sessions from Google I/O are now available to watch

Happy browsing everyone!

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Firefox!!!

June 18, 2008

firefoxYay! Finally the long waiting firefox 3 is out. I have been using the beta and rc versions for some time as I was using Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy). But Firefox 3 stable is out now and is available for download. Its time for celebration for all Firefox users, because Firefox 3 is really a nice improvement since Firefox 2.

Firefox 3 is much faster, memory efficient, and my loving bookmarks management wow!. There is whole lot of things I might have missed but these 3 things were really what I wanted in firefox. And now it just rocks, its out of the world.

This is not just another firefox fan praising him, but if you don’t believe me then go and try it, grab your copye of firefox now.

Happy browsing everyone!

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Missing Google Gears on its first birthday

May 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Google Gear, oh I forgot its only “Gears” now. Long Live Gears, but unfortunately I have been missing you alot. ou have been quite useful for me all this time, but unfortunately I love Firefox more then anything else and being on Firefox 3, I don’t have you anymore.

Hopefully this will fixed soon and I will be able to have you back in my FireFox. I am a happy user of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) which comes with FireFox 3, which is just so awesome that I can’t go back to FireFox 2 and for this I had to sacrifice. My most of Google extensions don’t work anymore in Firefox 3 which includes Google Gears too.

I still want to have all those extensions back, but not sure how much time will it take, I have also read that FireFox 3 is going to be released in June, they have already released rc2 of FireFox 3. So stay tuned every one, FireFox 3 stable is coming soon.

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