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Mozilla & Gecko clones "Still, Firefox OS could have a big impact on the Web even if it never gains significant market share. By pushing the Web forward, Mozilla is helping to ensure that mobile websites will continue to be relevant even as developers create hundreds of thousands of proprietary apps. Firefox could lose the battle for the smartphone OS market but still win the war for open standards."
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Reviewer is a dumbass.
by tidux on Thu 28th Mar 2013 12:54 UTC
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2011-08-13

For example, the list of time zones is a disorganized mess, with some cities listed by country ("Argentina/Buenos Aires") others listed by state ("Indiana/Winamac"), and still others listed alone ("New York"). Strangely, several major cities on the East Coast, including Baltimore, Washington, and my own city of Philadelphia, didn't make the cut (Denver, Detroit, and Chicago are on the list). So I had to pick "New York" as my time zone.

That's pretty standard time zone selection information for any Linux or *BSD.

Edited 2013-03-28 12:55 UTC

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RE: Reviewer is a dumbass.
by rft183 on Thu 28th Mar 2013 14:50 in reply to "Reviewer is a dumbass."
rft183 Member since:
2005-08-11

It does sound like the standard linux time zone selection screen. To be honest, I hate that selection screen! If I didn't already know that Chicago is in Central Time Zone, I wouldn't know which one to pick, considering Chicago is nearly 1000 miles away from me here in Texas!

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RE[2]: Reviewer is a dumbass.
by darknexus on Thu 28th Mar 2013 22:39 in reply to "RE: Reviewer is a dumbass."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

It does sound like the standard linux time zone selection screen. To be honest, I hate that selection screen! If I didn't already know that Chicago is in Central Time Zone, I wouldn't know which one to pick, considering Chicago is nearly 1000 miles away from me here in Texas!

Yeah, what the hell happened to the simple Time zone info database we had about ten years ago? In that one I could pick "US/Eastern" or "US/Pacific." You actually can still do this as these files do exist, but you have to symlink /etc/localtime manually which won't really work with Firefox OS. Who's dumb ass idea was that anyway? It's not like every damn city has its own time zone, and most of those files are just duplicates for god's sake.

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