Linux Mint Announces Mozilla Partnership

Started by Corrine, January 11, 2022, 07:18:52 PM

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From Linux Mint Announces Mozilla Partnership:

Quote´╗┐Going forward, Firefox will continue to be distributed through the official Linux Mint repositories, using .deb, but this work will be done by Mozilla. And that means there will be some changes to how the browser is configured. Instead of Mint's highly customized install, Mint users will now get the Mozilla defaults.

And that could be controversial to some users. Now, the default start page will no longer be a Mint website; the default search engine will be Google and it will include Mozilla, not Mint, search partners; the default configuration will change to Mozilla's defaults; and Firefox will no longer include code changes or patches from Linux Mint, Debian, or Ubuntu. It will be stock Firefox, in other words.

"For Mozilla, the goal is to make Firefox work the same way across all platforms to ease maintenance and simplify development and bug fixing," Mint explains. "For us, this change means a tremendous simplification in terms of maintenance and development ... We now package the Mozilla version of Firefox instead."


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I don't think this will make much difference to me, as I sign in to Firefox and get the same look and feel on every machine regardless of O/S.