CyberTech Rambler

June 9, 2009

Mozilla to let enterprise customize Firefox? Good idea

Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 5:49 pm

Customizing Mozilla is nothing new. A lot of distributions do it. Look at Debian, they did so much work in it that the cannot call their browser Firefox!

However, customizing Mozilla is stiill not for the faint-hearted. Most joe user would just want a box-standard firefox and can find no reason to customize the browser specifically for our own use even if we have the technical capability. With distribution, the number of users makes it a worthwhile effort, especially if you want Firefox to play nice with your system, or simply wants to give your user a better experience by pre-installing some modules etc.

What Mozilla is planning to do is to lower the barrier to customize Firefox. That is a good thing. At present, it is slightly out of the reach of organization (or enterprise if you must) to customize Firefox when it comes to potential gains vs the cost of doing it.

I am sure the web app to build the browser will take one through the step-by-step process of creating a unique customized browser. What will be really nice is the customized installer is then delivered over the web to the user and there is a “setting file” that allows you to upload your setting the next time for your next custom-build job.


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