Just when you thought that web browsers were becoming boring, Mozilla announced that Firefox 52 now supports WebAssembly, which brings greatly enhanced speeds to web apps. Learn more about how this expands the capabilities of the web for everyone.
From where I sit, this development is a big boost to Linux. Sitting beside me at my public library job is a former Windows Vista laptop that is blazing fast with Linux installed. And Firefox 52 — it just made this laptop even faster. Somebody could conceivably be using this laptop for another eight years. Born again. Halleluyah!
For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, Opensource.com and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org.