Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2012 22:54 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla is creating a new kind of mobile operating system that is aligned with standards-based Web technologies. The platform, called Firefox OS, consists of the Gecko HTML rendering engine, a thin hardware enablement layer built on the Linux kernel, and a user interface layer called Gaia that is implemented entirely in HTML and JavaScript. The project was first announced in 2011 with the codename Boot2Gecko. It has matured considerably since then and is expected to arrive on handsets next year. Developers who want to get a head start will be pleased to learn that Mozilla has started producing daily builds of a B2G test environment that runs on conventional desktop computers."
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RE: Comment by marcp
by another_sam on Fri 20th Jul 2012 17:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
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with that *test environment* you can test the upper layers of Firefox OS (Gecko + Gaia). but firefox OS will definitely be a full OS; it will have a custom, low-level Linux distro under Gecko (named "Gonk". see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_OS#Terminology ).

I see myself using Firefox OS as my personal OS in 2014. I think it is a beautiful and very powerful project.

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