Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Feb 2013 15:22 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "'But how is it going to beat Android or iOS?' That's the reaction many people have when I tell them that I am working on Firefox OS, the new mobile operating system from Mozilla. It is a logical reaction. After all, we live in times where every major software company and its mother is releasing a mobile platform, struggling to lure developers into their new proprietary environment, APIs, libraries, etc. And indeed, many of these companies barely make it or don’t make it at all. But Firefox OS will not be directly battling against other mobile platforms. Its main objective is to change the way the world develops mobile apps, and even in the unlikely event that Firefox OS itself disappears in the process, if web-apps become mainstream, it will have succeeded."
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Web Apps lol
by FunkyELF on Mon 11th Feb 2013 20:39 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

I tried doing my taxes earlier on Linux Mint 14 (Ubuntu 12.10 based) via turbotax.com.
It wouldn't let me because of my OS/Browser.

Sure changing my user agent string fixed that.... but what the hell is the point of web apps when you artificially limit the platforms they run on?

[edit]: forgot to mention the website I was using

Edited 2013-02-11 20:40 UTC

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