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Second Life Virtual World to Get Firefox 207

Posted by Zonk
from the fox-in-the-digital-house dept.
lecreuset writes "Clickable Culture has an article discussing the imminent wedding of Firefox and Second Life. From the article: 'The virtual world of Second Life will leverage an embedded version of Mozilla Firefox in a future release, supporting in-world web browsing and the display of web pages on the surfaces of 3D objects, according to developers at Linden Lab.'"
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Second Life Virtual World to Get Firefox

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  • Re:Second Life (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Solder Fumes (797270) on Sunday June 05, 2005 @03:08PM (#12730420)
    If you've read Snow Crash, Second Life is currently the closest thing we have to Snow Crash's cyberspace. As time goes on, I only see it getting closer to that concept.
  • by wralias (862131) on Sunday June 05, 2005 @03:16PM (#12730456)
    That's great unless they start sticking advertisements all over the place with it...
    Hah! Anyone who knows Second Life will know that it is already saturated with advertising. The problem is not advertising from the "first life" economy, but advertising from "companies" in the Second Life economy. Tringo [tinypirate.com], anyone?

    More likely, I see people linking to their real-life websites from their virtual homes or stores. There are already some pretty cool web / Second Life integrations, such as the ability to purchase and deposit virtual money [ige.com] into your Second Life account from the web, or to buy virtual goods [slexchange.com] in real time on the web.

    Also, this integration may allow people experienced with javascript and web application development to do some interesting things in SL (even though SL has its own scripting language already).
  • Linux version? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by MarcOiL (265430) on Sunday June 05, 2005 @03:53PM (#12730636)
    What about the Linux client they promised at start? If it's good enough to run their servers [secondlife.com], it's good enough to have a client. Specially as they use OpenGL for graphics and already have a MacOSX client.
  • Re:Popups (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Heisenbug (122836) on Sunday June 05, 2005 @04:50PM (#12730855)
    Here's my "moral" stance: when I load a url, I'm giving the site permission to do whatever they want -- within the bounds of the window. That means annoying overlapping divs are fine, but opening new windows, resizing the current window, playing sound, etc, are all out. If you want to do anything that doesn't fall within the confines of the window I opened the url in, you ask permission. As a simple rule of thumb, anything that doesn't revert simply by clicking the back button definitely crosses the line.

    Is breaking that rule malicious, unscrupulous or dishonest? I don't know. I do know that I sure won't feel unscrupulous for enforcing it.

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