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Firefox OS Smartphones are coming to life

Mozilla FirefoxMozilla, one of the most popular browser developers on the web, is set to launch its own operating system under their Firefox flagship.

Given the way mobile phones have been moving ever more towards a web-based format, it was only a matter of time before this happened. Rather than seeing an integration with a compatible browser (such as Google using their Chrome browser on their Android OS), this cuts out the middle man. The OS will be based entirely around the mobile web, and it will have one major benefit: price.

Firefox has always been an open source project that has welcomed third party developers to create addons.

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Microsoft Windows 8 is now RTM and will become available from October 26th

Windows 8 Metro UIToday, Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturer (RTM) so the final product is ready for release. After a year of testing and going through a large consumer test, the operating system is ready to be released. The code for Windows 8 is being sent out today to all of Microsoft’s OEM partners and final preparations for the upcoming PC models can now be tested with the final release of Windows 8.

This is Microsoft’s big push on making an actual change to their Operating System to not just hold onto their market lead as the top operating system provider in the world but also to regain some ground that it has lost in recent years.

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