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Webopedia Term of the Day: what is Boot to Gecko?

Oct 03, 2011, 10:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Boot to Gecko, or B2G, is an ambitious Mozilla project initiated to build a complete, standalone operating system for the open Web. Boot to Gecko's primary focus is for use on mobile and tablet devices as an open source mobile operating system that provides the infrastructure to build apps with Web APIs.

"While still in an early stage of development, Boot to Gecko ultimately seeks to provide Web developers with the same capabilities as those building for operating system-specific stacks. As a result, B2G would provide mobile users all the power of HTML5 to go along with device capabilities such as SMS and Bluetooth support and a more extensive capability model for interaction with the OS filesystem, as well as a way to tie the 'native HTML5 apps' together."

Boot to Gecko Definition

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