Tag Archives: Firefox

What I’m Reading on 08/09/2013

Open source gets its own crowd-funding site, with bounties included “Many open source projects (from phones to programming tools) have taken to crowd-funding sites (such as Kickstarter and indiegogo) in order to raise the cash needed for large-scale development. And, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/23/2012

Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing | TechCrunch “Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/03/2012

Operators back Firefox mobile platform plans, Articles | Mobile Business Briefing “Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telenor are supporting Mozilla’s planned HTML5-based platform for mobile handsets, which it was today revealed will use the Firefox OS … Continue reading

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Stats for browsers and operating systems accessing sutor.com

I haven’t posted the stats for browser and operating system access to this website since last July, but since I’ve been doing a lot of posting lately on mobile topics, I thought it would be useful to check the stats … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/08/2011

Amazon’s Kindle Reader covers browser bases, adds Firefox | ZDNet “Amazon’s Reader HTML5 experiment is worth watching given that many observers ultimately expected the Web to replace mobile apps at some point. However, that replacement cycle could take years, but … Continue reading

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A browser to resolve mobile app development confusion?

I read with interest the recent announcement by AppMobi that they are producing a browser for Apple iOS and eventually Android that will go beyond the basic HTML5 capabilities. InfoWorld: “Have your HTML5 and native app too” Press Release: “MobiUs … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/04/2011

Apparently, Android Is the Least Open of the Open Source Platforms “The study, done by market research firm, VisionMobile took a look at Android, Eclipse, the Linux kernel, MeeGo, Firefox, Qt, Symbian and WebKit and focused on their open governance, … Continue reading

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Stats for browsers and operating systems accessing sutor.com

It’s been a while since I last put up some stats about what browsers and operating systems access my website at sutor.com. Traditionally, Firefox did well, followed by Internet Explorer, and then Chrome. The last two are now reversed. Since … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/02/2011

Readers Poll: The Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs: | Rolling Stone Music | Photos “Last weekend we gave our readers the challenge of picking their single favorite Bruce Springsteen song. It’s not an easy decision. Do you go for an iconic … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/23/2011

Firefox 5 released, arrives only three months after Firefox 4 “Mozilla has launched Firefox 5, a new version of the popular open source Web browser. This is the first update that Mozilla has issued since adopting a new release management … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/12/2011

Five Reasons why Google’s Linux Chromebook is a Windows killer | ZDNet “Should Microsoft worry? Yeah, I think so. They’ve got Apple making in-roads on the business desktop front with tablets and smartphones, may other companies, like HP, are also … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/16/2011

IBM and Jeopardy Watson on Jeopardy! Day Two: The Confusion over an Airport Clue | A Smarter Planet Blog “How could the machine have been so wrong? David Ferrucci, the manager of the Watson project at IBM Research, explained during … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/04/2011

Firefox Leads in Europe, Firm Says – NYTimes.com “For the first time in a decade, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is no longer the leading Web browser in Europe, ceding the top position to Mozilla’s Firefox, an Irish research firm that tracks … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – October through December

I finish my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the final three months of the year. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September” Just as the third quarter of … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September

I’m continuing my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the third quarter and add the summery topic of sailing. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – April through June” July started with … Continue reading

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Mostly obvious predictions for open source in 2011, or are they?

I’ve been reading many of the lists of predictions for free and open source software in 2011. Most of them are pretty obvious: many of the things that were significant in 2010 will continue to be so in 2011. The … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – April through June

I’m continuing my survey of what I blogged about in the fourth through sixth months of the year, or 2Q10 for you business people out there. Last time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – January through March” In April … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/10/2010

OStatic’s Superguide to Free, Open Source Tools “On a regular basis, we at OStatic round up our ongoing collections of open source resources, tutorials, reviews and project tours. These educational toolkits are a big part of the learning mission we … Continue reading

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Mention of IBM shifting to Firefox on CNN

Thanks to my IBM colleague John Walicki for forwarding this link to a CNN video fragment of a discussion on browsers. They highlight IBM’s announcement in July of our corporate switch to the Firefox browser.

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Daily links for 10/13/2010

Red Hat hails IBM’s move to Oracle OpenJDK – InternetNews:The Blog – Sean Michael Kerner “IBM‘s embrace of Oracle’s OpenJDK is a good thing for a lot of people in the Java community. Three years ago, I wrote about Red … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/28/2010

OpenOffice.org Forks into LibreOffice The Launch of the Document Foundation and the Oxymoron of Corporate Controlled “Community” Projects – ConsortiumInfo.org “The bad news is that in the same time period the OpenOffice suite could have become so much more. As … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/25/2010

Linux Memo From Novell to Oracle: No Oracle Linux Needed | The VAR Guy “Still, The VAR Guy doubts Oracle wants to go after the Linux masses. Rather, CEO Larry Ellison’s strategy seems pretty simply: If a customer wants to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/21/2010

Oracle rips Red Hat and ‘sort of’ launches a new Linux – Computerworld Blogs “Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux–what a name!–is based on the stable 2.6.32 mainline Linux kernel. For some reason, a few idiots seem to think … Continue reading

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What’s holding back presentation software?

I can’t think of one thing I do with presentation software today other than creating PDFs that I didn’t do ten years ago. We have Microsoft PowerPoint, we have OpenOffice.org Impress, and IBM‘s Symphony. Over on the Mac we have … Continue reading

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My changing supply chain for getting information

It’s important to stay flexible and experiment as new technologies come along that can get you the information you need and want in a timely manner. When the web was new in the 1990s, I had many browser bookmarks and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/19/2010

Mozilla Ups Security Bounty from $500 to $3,000 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com “Fancy a bug? Mozilla has upped the cash bounty it’s awarding industrious users that find security-threatening bugs in its Firefox, Thunderbird, or Firefox mobile products. As … Continue reading

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Searching from the Firefox address line

One of the nice things I liked about the Chrome browser was searching from the address line, that area at the top of the screen where you would normally type in some URL like http://www.sutor.com. Firefox has a search area … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/10/2010

Firefox 4 beta 1 is a smart-looking, snappy performer – Computerworld “The just-released first beta of Firefox 4 takes some smart design ideas from Chrome, mixes in a few of its own and throws in a few new features and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/09/2010

An introduction to Linux kernel programming “This is Crash Course’s first offering of a multi-week, online technical course; in this case, a series of 24 (or more) lessons to gently introduce one to the joys and intricacies of basic Linux … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/07/2010

User interface overhaul arrives in Firefox 4 beta “Mozilla on Tuesday released the first official beta of Firefox 4, the next major version of the popular open source Web browser. Mozilla has completely overhauled Firefox’s user interface and added several … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/06/2010

Keyboard shortcuts “This is a list of keyboard shortcuts in Mozilla Firefox. “ tags: keyboard shortcuts firefox HP Donates Battery Recycling Patent To Eco Scheme | eWEEK Europe UK “The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced late last … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/02/2010

Firefox to become IBM’s new default browser – The H Open Source: News and Features “The Firefox community also has another reason to celebrate. On Thursday, Firefox add-on downloads crossed the 2 billion marker, further emphasising the popularity of the … Continue reading

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Setting Firefox as your default browser

On Linux and Windows, setting Firefox as your default system browser can be done within Firefox itself. From Preferences, go to the Advanced tab and look down at System defaults. Click the Check Now button and then make Firefox the … Continue reading

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Around the web: IBM adopts Firefox

Here are a few links to stories and blog entries about IBM’s announcement that it is adopting the Mozilla Firefox browser for internal use. IBM embraces Firefox, adopts it internally – Ars Technica “A recent change to IBM‘s internal IT … Continue reading

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Saying it out loud: IBM is moving to Firefox as its default browser

I talk a lot about software in this blog but most of the discussion is at the personal level: I tried this, I experimented with that. I hardly ever talk about what I use for doing my IBM business and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/29/2010

Add-on Developer Hub :: Add-ons for Firefox “Add-ons empower millions of Firefox users to personalize their browser’s form and function. Why not show off your smarts by creating an add-on the whole world can use? Tools and tutorials you find … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/28/2010

Reseller News > Red Hat CEO: VMware our biggest competitor “In two or three years, Whitehurst predicts, virtualisation and cloud tools will still be a minority of Red Hat‘s revenue, compared to subscription fees of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, though … Continue reading

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Update on my Firefox extensions

It used to be that I tried a new Firefox extension every day. Since the Firefox browser from Mozilla became a standard tool for how I do business and generally access the web, I’ve focused less on trying new things … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/24/2010

Linden Lab Announces Management Changes — SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ – “Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, announced today that company founder Philip Rosedale has been named interim CEO, and CFO Bob Komin has assumed the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/02/2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Lucid Lynx Benchmarked And Reviewed : Introduction “Lucid has also shown itself to not only be a worthy successor to the previous LTS release, 8.04 Hardy Heron, but also an overall improvement to our previous favorite Linux … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/07/2010

10 Reasons Why Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Dominance is Ending – Enterprise Applications from eWeek “The bad news just keeps coming for Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer platform. After being forced by the European Union to give Windows users the option of downloading … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/05/2010

iPad Templates and Stencils – Emily Chang – Designer “While consumers await the arrival of the first generation iPad on April 3, designers and developers have been working on apps in anticipation. Here’s a list of free iPad templates and … Continue reading

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Really setting the default browser on a Mac

I was having a problem last week with my Mac: even though I set my default system browser to Google Chrome, one application just refused to believe it wasn’t Firefox any longer. (And no, that application wasn’t Firefox itself!) Though … Continue reading

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Three Google Chrome extensions to get you started

I’ve recently started using the Google Chrome web browser and have made it the default over Firefox on several of my machines. Though Firefox has thousands of addons, or extensions, I only really use about half a dozen. That means … Continue reading

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Life with Linux: Adapting to the smaller screen on a netbook

This last week my son and I were on vacation and I took along a Simmtronics 10.2 netbook running Ubuntu Linux 9.10 Remix along with IBM Lotus applications like Notes and Sametime. I brought it so I could have reasonable … Continue reading

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Fixing my Firefox crash

Last night my Firefox browser started to crash. Not occasionally, but every single time I started to to type something in the search bar in the upper right hand corner. What the heck happened? There are several possibilities when an … Continue reading

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Daily Links for Thursday, January 21, 2010

Open Source German “dump IE” warning results in huge increase in Firefox downloads 300,000 extra downloads over a few days, all with no advertising, and all thanks to the German government. I bet Mozilla are well pleased with that result. … Continue reading

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Life with Linux: Another week of work

I use my Lenovo T400 Thinkpad as a work laptop but also as an experimental machine on which I put and delete various Linux distributions and software. At various times I’ve had Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE on the computer, though … Continue reading

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Site statistics through December 31, 2009

Here are the rolling three month sutor.com site stats from Google Analytics, plus 12 month previous stats. Percentages are calculated with respect to total numbers of hits. Statistics are computed from the first to the last days of the months … Continue reading

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