Firefox vulnerability, not on Debian?

I received a note about the new Firefox vulnerability yesterday. I ran the proof-of-concept on my Debian machine, using first Epiphany and then Iceweasel. Didn’t work on either. Then I fired up a VMWare image running Windows, with a stock Firefox from mozilla. The proof-of-concept worked just as advertised. So, are the reports missing something …

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Why freedom matters to end users

I’m not a Debian Developer, so the recent Firefox/Icedove debacle hasn’t caught my attention that much. Basically I trust Debian to do the right thing. It seems in this case they are, again, doing the right thing. GNOME’s Dave Neary says it’s ill-advised of Mozilla to care more about practicality and usability than freedom. He’s …

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Bookmark sharing, firefox to epiphany and back again…

I’ve just found foxylicious and AbstractMouse.com. Jippie! now let me tell you why I’m so happy about that! I use computers at home and at work. For a long time I kept on sending mails from work to my private email address with non-work-related links to check out at home. It also happened that I …

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Using Vim to put text into text areas in Firefox (Mozilla)

I simply can’t stand editing text in the text areas using the editor in Firefox (Mozilla). Apparently there is still no edit externally command in Mozilla yet. Luckily there’s Mozex, but don’t try installing that version, use this instead (the original won’t install anymore). The original site is still useful though, since it holds a …

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