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Mozilla Is Working On a Firefox OS-powered Streaming Stick 89

SmartAboutThings writes: Mozilla took the world by surprise when it announced that it was developing a Firefox operating system that would be used for mobile phones, particularly in developing markets. Such devices have already arrived, but they aren't the only targets for the new operating. According to a report from GigaOM, Mozilla is currently working on a secretive project to develop a Chromecast-like media streaming stick powered by Firefox-OS. Mozilla's Christian Heilmann shared a picture of a prototype.
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Mozilla Is Working On a Firefox OS-powered Streaming Stick

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 21, 2014 @12:52PM (#47288979)

    Why has Mozilla been doing so much stupid shit lately? They pretty much killed Thunderbird, which was my favorite email client. They've been dumbing down Firefox, too. Now it has a really stupid user interface that I find really difficult to use. Firefox is still really slow and uses a lot of memory compared to Chrome. I don't even know why I still use Firefox. It's probably just because of Firebug. I've only heard very bad reviews of Firefox OS. Everyone who uses it says that the phones suck dink, the OS is really limited and shitty, there are no apps for it, and you're better off using a real mobile OS like iOS or Android. Then there are their other failed projects like that OpenID clone thing that never took off. Then there's that programming language that they're working on. I can't remember the name of it either but now that Apple has announced Swift it sounded like Swift does everything that Mozilla's new language did. Now I learn about this gadget today and I think it's just one more stupid thing that they're wasting their money on. Nobody really wants it and nobody is going to use it because it's probably going to be total shit compared to Chromecast and all the others that are already out there being used. Mozilla needs to stop playing catch up and they need to innovate or something. Just doing what Google or Apple or Microsoft has done, but doing it years later and doing a bad job at it to boot just doesn't make any sense!

  • by rubycodez ( 864176 ) on Saturday June 21, 2014 @01:03PM (#47289039)

    thunderbird still around and just going to community development model. or you're going to pay mozilla for the expense of keeping it purely in house? no? you've never contributed to anything? then shut the fuck up.

  • by _xeno_ ( 155264 ) on Saturday June 21, 2014 @01:15PM (#47289089) Homepage Journal

    Firefox already is 64-bit and has been for quite a while.

    Just, not on Windows. I think their excuse was something to do with third party plugins not being 64-bit. (Although I'm pretty sure they have a 32-bit plugin shim that works on Linux and Mac OS X, so whatever.)

    I don't really care, though, since Firefox 30 entirely broke Firefox with the proxy where I work. Now I can't access outside sites at all due to OCSP errors and I can't access internal sites since they removed NTLMv1 support as a "security hole."

  • by grim4593 ( 947789 ) on Saturday June 21, 2014 @01:26PM (#47289115)
    How has Thunderbird been killed? It is a stable mature piece of software. There are very few features that they could add to it without making a bloated piece of software.

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