Linux Magazine reports
that the Geode geolocation feature of Firefox 3.1 will not be available to Linux users. While privacy advocates may be perfectly happy with that outcome, there may be others who would find the feature useful. It certainly seems to run counter to the whole idea of a free and open browser. "Mozilla Labs presents the following scenario: When you open the Firefox browser, it knows where you are and immediately opens websites for nearby restaurants, stores and other attractions. Mozilla developers have already integrated this feature, as the Geode plug-in, in the current beta version of Firefox 3.1. It is based on proprietary software from a company called Skyhook.
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