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Xft: Anti-alias your Mozilla fonts in Linux

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Get smooth fonts in the place you need them most, Mozilla.
Xft is a client-side API that works with the X server to smooth out fonts and, if available, leverage the X Render extension to accelerate text drawing. If the X Render extension is not available, it uses the base X protocol to draw the client-side glyphs. This, however, can cause a severe performance penalty as it involves fetching pixel information, merging the glyphs with the pixels and then sending them back. Thankfully, most modern versions of Linux ship with X Render included so this isn't be a problem.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8073 | -Ray, January 21, 2004

Mozilla News, LibreOffice Chart Trick, Bitcoin Rises Again

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As 2011 draws to a close, GNU/Linux and Free Software are as prosperous and in-demand as they have ever been. 2011 was a magnificent year, one in which a lot of deals were made, a lot of profits were reaped, and a lot of freedom was spread. Free Software looks to have an even more rewarding year in 2012. Open source invaded the monetary system with the rise, fall, and subsequent rise of Bitcoins. Mozilla showed the tremendous resilience and innovation of its Firefox web browser, even as Google continued to revolutionize web browsing with Chrome. LibreOffice stole OpenOffice.org’s thunder, but the Apache Foundation vowed that you have neither seen nor heard the last of the first Free Software office suite. 2011 was full of open source intrigue and suspense. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in Red Hat, Canonical, Suse, the Linux Foundation, the Free Software Foundation, and Google’s headquarters in 2011. Then, we might know what marvels are being developed for 2012. Instead, we will have to wait… patiently. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7981 | -aweber, December 29, 2011

Phoenix 0.2 Web Browser: Lean, Mean Mozilla

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Yet another browser for you to download...
Opera is almost exactly what I'm looking for in a web browser as far as features are concerned: fast, browser window tabs, mouse gesturing, and I can configure the interface a little. It has its problems, no doubt. Java and Javascript are big tripping points for it to name just a few. But speed is what I'm looking for.

Then along comes Mozilla's Phoenix web browser.
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permapage | score:7257 | -Ray, October 8, 2002

Review: Mozilla ThunderBird vs. Pine

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Pine gets the boot...
Pine can provide all of the above and it was fulfilling my needs just fine. I started using Pine heavily around '98. It was beginning of my undergraduate career. Like most other big schools, our email cluster was in a Sun OS box. I didn't bother installing a POP/IMAP client at home or work. Just ssh to the server, type 'p' (my alias for pine) in the prompt and Walla -- you've got mail. I remember checking my email from the Heathrow airport, I remember checking it from Brazil(Indiana). There are fond memories attached with Pine. I never thought that I would use something else for my email.
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mail this link | permapage | score:7221 | -Ray, August 1, 2004

Review: Mozilla vs. Netscape, Opera, Konqueror...

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Galeon and Dillo get smaller summaries as well in this Linux browser comparison review.
But luckily, 5 years later, we have a virtual cornucopia of browsers to choose from that run on our favorite operating system. I'm going to give my opinion as to how these stack up, what to expect from them, whether there is a steep or relatively flat learning curve to get them to give you an optimum web surfing experience and what their relative strengths and weaknesses (ie. my pet peeves) are.
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mail this link | permapage | score:6952 | -Ray, June 27, 2002

Introduction: Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser

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A nice overview of Firefox...
Mozilla Firefox is the next generation open source Internet browser from the Mozilla Foundation, and is set to succeed Mozilla Navigator as the default browser for the Mozilla suite of applications at some point in the near future. Firefox and its sister project Mozilla Thunderbird (the new Mozilla mail and news client) are standalone projects which can be run in isolation from one another, making it possible to replace your tired standard browser with a fresh copy of Firefox without getting all the extra bloat you won’t use.
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mail this link | permapage | score:6850 | -Ray, May 19, 2004

Migrating to Mozilla Thunderbird

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This article is an excerpt from the book, Firefox and Thunderbird Garage.
Thunderbird also allows you to import mail, address books, and preference settings from other email clients. To accomplish this task, navigate to Tools | Options. The Import Wizard should launch and present a series of radio buttons asking you what you want to import (Address Books, Mail, or Settings). Follow the wizard, and your mail, address books, or preferences should be imported from the directory you specified into Thunderbird.
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mail this link | permapage | score:6550 | -Ray, May 6, 2005

Rapid Application Development with Mozilla

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Mozilla isn't just a browser...
Rapid Application Development with Mozilla (hereafter RADM) centers on XUL, Mozilla's XML dialect for describing GUIs. Other Mozilla components, like XBL and RDF, are described mainly in terms of how they plug into XUL. Each chapter presents and explains a component, then shows it in action by using it in an example application (a web-page annotator) developed throughout the book.
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permapage | score:6076 | -Ray, April 22, 2004

Cool Stuff for your Mozilla web browser.

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Some of useful stuff is nice, but I prefer the card games plugin...
Cards is a collection of patience/solitaire card games for Mozilla Firefox or Mozilla 1.x The following games are included: Aces Up, Black Widow, Canfield, Double Solitaire, Grounds for Divorce, Fan, FreeCell, Golf, Gypsy, Klondike (commonly referred to just as "solitaire"), Maze, Mod 3, Montana, Pyramid, Regiment, Russian Solitaire (called Grandfather in past versions), Sanibel, SeaHaven Towers, Simple Simon, Spider Solitaire, TriPeaks, Wasp, Whitehead, and Yukon.
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mail this link | permapage | score:5980 | -Ray, September 27, 2004

Review: Mozilla Sunbird Calendar Application

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OSDir reviews the Sunbird calendar...
Sunbird is the new cross-platform calendar application from the Mozilla foundation. It is based around the existing Mozilla Calendar component and is the latest in a string of standalone applications from the foundation, which are gradually replacing the current Mozilla suite of applications. The aim of the project is to create a standalone calendar for someone who uses either Mozilla Thunderbird or Firefox as their email client or browser. Sunbird hopes to offer a reduced footprint and performance enhancement over the original Calendar component. Sunbird is still in the early stages of development and is certainly experimental software with version 0.2 having been released recently. Nonetheless Sunbird is a promising application for those of you already using Thunderbird or Firefox.
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mail this link | permapage | score:5791 | -Ray, September 5, 2004

Alternative Web Browsers: Mozilla

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Why you want might want to use Mozilla.
While Microsoft claims to be a champion of innovation, the Mozilla team has developed features that Explorer still does not have. Christopher Blizzard, one of the Mozilla developers, told NewsFactor that it is all about choice. "One thing that Mozilla does better than all the other browsers out there is that we understand that people want to use the Web in their own ways," he said.
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permapage | score:5666 | -Ray, December 15, 2002

First look: Mozilla 0.9.6 Browser

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Mozilla's newest release, 0.9.6, is available for download...
The support for "page icons" is cool, as we have our own Geek.com icon up in the search bar on most pages. IE never quite really seemed to work with this properly, or else maybe our code is bad. I'll have to look into that. Mozilla promises support for the IE "favicon" in Mozilla 0.9.7. I always thought that was a pretty cool idea.
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permapage | score:5364 | -Anonymous, November 22, 2001 (Updated: September 17, 2003)

Set up a Remote Calendar with WebDAV and Mozilla Sunbird

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Mozilla Sunbird® is a cross-platform calendar application, built upon Mozilla Toolkit. Our goal is to bring Mozilla-style ease-of-use to your calendar, without tying you to a particular storage solution.
To install the Apache Server, open up a Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)

sudo apt-get install apache2

Now, you have the option of changing the port your Apache Server runs on. By default it runs on port 80, which is fine if there is only one computer.
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mail this link | permapage | score:5165 | -gg234, December 6, 2007

Browser review: Mozilla on speed: Firebird 0.6

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Firebird is available for Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, OS/2, BeOS, AIX, and Windows.
What is Firebird? It is the next generation of the Phoenix project. Or should I say Phoenix to the second power? Mozilla's site describes it like this:

"Mozilla Firebird is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component, similar to Galeon, K-Meleon, and Camino (TM), but written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform."
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permapage | score:5021 | -Ray, June 17, 2003 (Updated: March 25, 2007)

Composer: The Mozilla Graphical HTML Editor / Word Processor

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Composer is the free, open source, HTML editor and Web authoring module of the Netscape 6 and Mozilla browser-suites. It helps you to create and to edit Web page, e-mail, and text-content-oriented documents easily.

The Composer desktop looks and feels much as a graphical word-processor desktop looks and feels. However, behind the scenes, Composer is formatting your Web page document in HTML for publication on the World Wide Web, for e-mail, or as an attribute-rich, text-content-oriented document -- or as plain text if you like.

Composer is an easy-to-use, WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), graphical user interface (GUI), HTML editor. You also can view, write and edit HTML source code with Composer. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:5010 | -Anonymous, March 29, 2001 (Updated: July 20, 2003)

101 cool things about Mozilla

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Running under Linux, Tabbed browsing, and Popup blocking. Need I say more?
The following lists 101 things that one can do with the Mozilla browser component (version 1.2) that one cannot do with IE (version 6.0). I used the Windows version of IE 6.0; the list will vary slightly for the Mac version.
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permapage | score:4996 | -Anonymous, April 26, 2001 (Updated: September 17, 2003)

Mozilla review: A browser for the people

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Mozilla is still my favorite browser.
Mozilla has come a long way since it stomped its way into the Open Source realm. It was awarded "Best of 2003" in the Web browser category by PC World magazine, and was called "Beyond Bliss" by Time magazine. Forbes called it "a breath of fresh air compared to [Internet] Explorer." Its market share has grown from practically nothing a few years ago to anywhere between 5 percent and 30 percent, depending on whom you ask. That doesn't sound like much, but when you consider how many people are actually on the Internet, that's anywhere between 40 and 250 million people.
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mail this link | permapage | score:4891 | -Ray, March 5, 2004

Tutorial: Mozilla Firebird Plugins

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This article assumes you have Firebird installed. Once you have that done, it will help you get your favorite plugins working.
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to add:
  • Browser pdf viewing support
  • Java plugin support
  • Flash support
[As usual, click [read more] below for the plugin article.] read more...
permapage | score:4777 | -Ray, February 2, 2004 (Updated: February 16, 2004)

Mozilla 1.0: the Review

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Mozilla rated 7 out of 10.
Mozilla 1.0. When you first heard it, you thought, 'finally!' It sounds exciting, doesn't it? It should. For the first time in Mozilla's long history (4.5 years from conception to 1.0), a browser wasn't released with "beta" or "alpha" attached to it. The single largest open-source project since Linux has one ambition: Topple Microsoft's browser monopoly by producing a browser suite built around a better core renderer, christened "Gecko".
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mail this link | permapage | score:4775 | -Ray, August 1, 2002 (Updated: August 31, 2003)

Slate: How Mozilla Firefox beats Internet Explorer.

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Another voice is added to the Pro-Mozilla/Firefox song -- this time it's from Slate.MSN.com...
You've probably been told to dump Internet Explorer for a Mozilla browser before, by the same propeller-head geek who wants you to delete Windows from your hard drive and install Linux. You've ignored him, and good for you. Microsoft wiped out Netscape in the Browser Wars of the late 1990s not only because the company's management pushed the bounds of business ethics, but also because its engineers built a better browser. When Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale approved the Mozilla project—an open-source browser based on Netscape's code—in 1998, it seemed like a futile act of desperation.

But six years later, the surviving members of the Mozilla insurgency are staging a comeback.
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mail this link | permapage | score:4747 | -Ray, July 6, 2004
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