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Mozilla to build slow-paced Firefox for conservative users

For those not eager to test and certify new versions of the open-source browser every six weeks, Mozilla has committed to the annually updated ESR version.

By Jan. 10, 2012


Mozilla proposes not-so-rapid-release Firefox

The "Extended Support Release" version of Firefox would change every 30 weeks to accommodate slow-moving customers. Also: Firefox silent updates are coming.

By Sep. 22, 2011


Mozilla postpones Firefox 3.6 update plan

Users of the 2010-era browser won't be prompted to upgrade to the new Firefox 7 until Mozilla is sure its servers are up to the task.

By Oct. 7, 2011


Benjamin Franklin: An open-source advocate?

The U.S. founding father's views on sharing one's inventions "freely and generously" make him sound much like an open-source advocate.

By Mar. 12, 2009


Try doing this with proprietary software

Open source breaks down walls to collaboration by putting code front-and-center.

By Jun. 3, 2008


Mozilla coaxing old-era Firefox 3.6 users to upgrade

A large swath of people using an older browser could climb aboard Mozilla's rapid-release train when they're prompted to upgrade starting today.

By Oct. 6, 2011


Firefox, Mac OS 9, and the power of open source

One of the benefits of open source is that it gives users control of their destiny, as a port of Firefox to Mac OS 9, called "Classilla,'" suggests.

By Jul. 10, 2009


So you want to manage an open-source project...

Open source depends on people managing other people, not code managing other code. It's therefore important to not have jerks running the show.

By Nov. 20, 2007


The best news Linux could ever receive: LinuxWorld's a bust

There's a good reason behind the relatively light turnout. Corporate IS types, who once treated Linux as if were part of a broader Bolshevik conspiracy, have signed on.

By Aug. 6, 2008


Linux community codes around Microsoft's FAT patents

Microsoft finally got around to substantiating its claims that Linux violates 235 Microsoft patents, and the Linux community quickly set to work coding around those claims.

By Jul. 2, 2009