Librenix
Headlines | Linux | Apps | Coding | BSD | Admin | News
Information for Linux System Administration 

Mozilla News, LibreOffice Chart Trick, Bitcoin Rises Again

Up
vote
Down

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:7744 | -aweber, December 29, 2011

Migrating to Mozilla Thunderbird

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7397 | -Ray, May 6, 2005

Review: Mozilla ThunderBird vs. Pine

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7389 | -Ray, August 1, 2004

Introduction: Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7235 | -Ray, May 19, 2004

Phoenix 0.2 Web Browser: Lean, Mean Mozilla

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
permapage | score:7127 | -Ray, October 8, 2002

Xft: Anti-alias your Mozilla fonts in Linux

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:6893 | -Ray, January 21, 2004

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

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:6888 | -Ray, June 27, 2002

Review: Mozilla Sunbird Calendar Application

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:6382 | -Ray, September 5, 2004

Rapid Application Development with Mozilla

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
permapage | score:6374 | -Ray, April 22, 2004

Set up a Remote Calendar with WebDAV and Mozilla Sunbird

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:6306 | -gg234, December 6, 2007

Mozilla review: A browser for the people

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:5605 | -Ray, March 5, 2004

Composer: The Mozilla Graphical HTML Editor / Word Processor

Up
vote
Down

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:5470 | -Anonymous, March 29, 2001 (Updated: July 20, 2003)

First look: Mozilla 0.9.6 Browser

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
permapage | score:5348 | -Anonymous, November 22, 2001 (Updated: September 17, 2003)

Alternative Web Browsers: Mozilla

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
permapage | score:5213 | -Ray, December 15, 2002

Mozilla to the Masses: Netscape

Up
vote
Down

Mozilla 1.0 is working great for me these days, but I've used Netscape more in the past than all other browsers combined.
All but the Netscape name has taken a giant leap forward in Version 7.0. Just released as a free download, Netscape 7.0 packages the open-source, developer-oriented Mozilla browser into a consumer-friendly package, complete with shopping links, Net2Phone, Web radio, and integrated AIM with an option to display your AIM buddy list in the browser. Fortunately, you can turn off the shopping links, bookmarks, and other clutter and turn Netscape into a sleek, fast, friendly browser that may make you consider switching from Microsoft Internet Explorer as your default browsing tool.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:4989 | -Ray, September 9, 2002

Mozilla 1.0: the Review

Up
vote
Down

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".
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:4935 | -Ray, August 1, 2002 (Updated: August 31, 2003)

Cool Stuff for your Mozilla web browser.

Up
vote
Down

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.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:4929 | -Ray, September 27, 2004

Galeon web browser vs. Mozilla

Up
vote
Down

This article includes a brief overview of the open source Galeon web browser:
One killer feature of Galeon that you can be sure will be adopted elsewhere is the tabbed browser feature (now adopted by Mozilla itself, since 0.96). Allied to clever bookmarks, it can deliver your selection of favourite sites in one go, neatly in one window.

Other Galeon addicts swear by the fine-grained font scaling, others are partial to the cookie management.
read more...
permapage | score:4899 | -Ray, November 27, 2001 (Updated: August 23, 2003)

Review: Mozilla Mail 1.6

Up
vote
Down

Good at handling spam, improving in other areas...
For a long time, I tried to control Spam in Outlook Express by making rules. That didn't work because the spammers caught on that people were making rules and cleverly disguised their Via gra subject line by making it Vi@gra instead, and Outlook Express just couldn't handle that. I tried several anti-Spam solutions, but I wasn't comfortable with server side solutions that checked my mail before it came to me or ones that sent a letter asking senders to identify themselves.
read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:4542 | -Ray, April 6, 2004

Tutorial: Mozilla Firebird Plugins

Up
vote
Down

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:4532 | -Ray, February 2, 2004 (Updated: February 16, 2004)
More articles...
Abstract Art by Ray Yeargin

Recent headlines

Tahoe Least-Authority File System for secure, distributed data storage

Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC with UEFI board, SSD and HDD

Ubuntu Edge: Is there life after an unsuccessful crowd-funding campaign?

vsftpd: Local, Virtual users with bash script maintainance

How to install Ajenti on Ubuntu 13.04 server

Tutorial: Install SugarCRM CE on Fedora 10

LinSSID – Graphical wireless scanning for Linux

LG 8-inch G Pad 8.3 Android tablet

Tutorial: Fedora 19 Samba server with tdbsam

Encrypt mail with SSL certificates

Plasma Media Center 1.1 and digiKam 3.3

OpenShift Online: a non-developer guide

Hand of Thief trojan and your favorite Linux distribution

Tutorial: Automatically add a disclaimer to emails with alterMIME (Postfix on Debian 6)

Linux Iptables Examples

Tutorial: Debian 7 Samba Server with tdbsam

How to replace Ufw with Firewalld in Linux Mint 15

Install Apache2, PHP5, MySQL on CentOS 5.7

Debian 6, Squid, Kerberos/LDAP authentication, Active Directory integration, Cyfin Reporter

StartOS 6 GNOME 3 and KDE preview

webOS: The latest Linux distribution

Set up Ubuntu PV DomU via xen-image-create at Xen 3.3 Ubuntu Dom0 with Novell kernel 2.6.27

PDNSD HowTo: A DNS Caching Personal Server

Virtual Users/Domains with Postfix/Courier/MySQL/SquirrelMail (Debian 7)

Does disk encryption really protect your data?

Tutorial: Webcam streaming your desktop plus audio with ffmpeg, crtmpserver, Flowplayer

Tutorial: Replace Windows with Pinguy OS 11.10

Run Unity desktop on Linux Mint 12

Tutorial: Run Joomla 1.7 on Nginx on Debian 6, Ubuntu 11.10

Linpus Lite 1.9 review

GhostBSD 2.5 review

4 third-party repositories for Fedora 19

Tutorial: USB-Over-IP server, Client on Ubuntu 10.04

Giada – Audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians

The Coming HTML 5 Revolution in Linux

Tutorial: Install Lighttpd, PHP5, MySQL on CentOS 6.0

How to install postgresql 9.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 Server

Using Multiple PHP Versions (PHP-FPM FastCGI) With ISPConfig 3 (Ubuntu 12.04)

Reviewing Kali Linux - the distro for security geeks

Python Client/Server Tutorial

 

Firefox sidebar

Site map

Site info

News feed

Features

Login
(to post)

Search

 
Articles are owned by their authors.   © 2000-2012 Ray Yeargin