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Meet Google OS: Chrome OS when it was based on Firefox

Former Google engineer and web-based OS pioneer Jeff Nelson recently blogged about the possible origins of Chrome OS and recounts a number of fascinating historical anecdotes. Perhaps his most surprising detail though, is before there was Chrome OS -- or even Chrome,…

Mozilla developers are working to bring Firefox to Ouya

The Android-powered Ouya console has been making headlines for months as one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns to date. Early units are already finding new homes with game developers ahead of a planned launch in April but it’s what…

Firefox to warn users about outdated browser plug-ins

Third-party plug-ins can be a real pain in the back for browser developers. Security holes constantly show up in Adobe Flash and Reader, for example, leaving those running out-of-date versions open to potential remote execution exploits or enduring stability issues.

Weekend tech reading: Mozilla teases something big for Android

The folks at Mozilla have taken to Twitter to tease us all about a big BIG update in Firefox for Android next week. The details are sparse (as they should be in any teasers worth their salt) only promising something fast, smart, and safe. Firefox development for Android has been steady...