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Run Firefox OS in Gnome ;)

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Firefox OS

I was running it from a Git that has an amazing number of updates, and many things are crashing, but who cares? You can download it in less than 30′ and make a small App inside 2hours! It’s amazing!

 

Song: Hungry Lucy | Just Imagine

Watching Android, Firefox OS and Windows8, I think what Gnome is really missing for getting into tablets is a descent full screen browser, that works nicely with the rest system.. By the way running Firefox with B2G Client, Firefox is capable to read your local files.


Installation

You will find all you need to install it here:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Boot_to_Gecko/Using_the_B2G_desktop_client

Note that the Hardware Home key in Firefox OS is <Home>. <End> shutting it down and <Page Up/Down> is for sound volume.


 
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  • Guest

    I noticed when it started reading my local files (Pictures and Music), and it gave me lots of ideas. As valuable as the current desktop software stack is, I think we could create a pretty compelling operating system entirely in Web technologies today. Sadly, it seems most people are only interested in making mobile OSes this way (which makes sense, since that’s where they have the biggest chance to thrive).

    It’s too bad Gaia changed so much. It’s not ugly, but it used to look very different, and exciting. http://http://joshcarpenter.ca/Boot-to-Gecko

  • ScionicSpectre

    I noticed when it started reading my local files (Pictures and Music), and it gave me lots of ideas. As valuable as the current desktop software stack is, I think we could create a pretty compelling operating system entirely in Web technologies today. Sadly, it seems most people are only interested in making mobile OSes this way (which makes sense, since that’s where they have the biggest chance to thrive).

    It’s too bad Gaia changed so much. It’s not ugly, but it used to look very different, and exciting. http://joshcarpenter.ca/Boot-to-Gecko

    • alex285

      Someone will fork it anyway if it is successful in mobiles. I hope it will do better than Tizen and WebOS.

      • ScionicSpectre

        Yeah, maybe something like MIUI. I think it will be fairly successful in comparison to Tizen and WebOS, if only for one simple reason- there are partners who have committed to shipping Firefox OS phones in 2013. If you’re selling hardware and advertising it, the OS will get more media coverage and consumer approval automatically. It’s part of the reason that traditional desktop Linux has lagged while Android is taking off- they sell Android phones in Wal-Mart. Do they sell touchscreen computers with Linux in Wal-Mart? If they did, things may be very different.

        I think those Lindows computers and EeePCs are all I ever heard of Linux being sold in department stores, and those both had severed disadvantages that we don’t face today.

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  • User

    Firefox OS looks very nice. It has come a long way since I tested it last time. There seems to be quite many Linux based mobile (tablet, IVI, etc.) OSs on market soon; Android, Mer / MeeGo / Sailfish, Firefox OS, Baidu, etc.

    Jolla is pushing Sailfish OS for Nokia N9 [1]. It would be interesting to see Firefox OS on that phone as well.

    [1] http://www.jollausers.com/2012/12/sailfish-os-for-nokia-n9-coming-soon/

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