Mozilla Firefox : Mozilla Firefox What is Firefox? : What is Firefox? Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source, cross platform, graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation.
Firefox includes an integrated pop-up blocker, tabbed browsing, live bookmarks, support for open standards, and an extension mechanism for adding functionality. Although other browsers have introduced these features, Firefox became the first such browser to achieve wide adoption. Where can I get Firefox? : Where can I get Firefox? You can get the most recent version of Firefox (1.5) from the Official Mozilla Firefox site, www.getfirefox.com (www.mozilla.com/firefox)
To get previous versions of Mozilla Firefox, go to www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=firefox Why choose Firefox? : Why choose Firefox? The browser has a number of features which help users find information. First, it has a find as you type feature. It also has a built-in search toolbar.
You can customize Firefox through extensions. Extensions activate new features. Extensions can be easily updated through the Mozilla Update website. Firefox also supports themes/skins, which change the appearance.
Firefox is also cross-platform. It can be used on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other small Operating Systems. It can also be used on a USB Flash Drive with a Portable Version of Firefox. Who made Firefox? : Who made Firefox? The Mozilla Corporation made the Firefox browser.
The Mozilla Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that develops, distributes and promotes the Internet-related applications, including the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. How did Firefox become how it is now? : How did Firefox become how it is now? Firefox has developed considerably since its first release as Phoenix on September 23, 2002. Pre-1.0 releases suffered many issues with extensions, as the code for handling them changed from version to version. Throughout its development, Firefox versions have had internal codenames.
“Deer Park" was originally destined to become Firefox 1.1. However, Mozilla Foundation decided to change the version number of the next major release from "1.1" to "1.5", since it contained more new features than originally planned. In an attempt to dissuade end-users from downloading the preview versions, "Deer Park" versions do not use the standard Mozilla Firefox branding. On November 29, 2005, Firefox 1.5 was officially released. Parts of Firefox : Parts of Firefox Buttons Address Bar Search Current Tab Status Bar Background Tab Statistics About Firefox? : Statistics About Firefox? With over 25 million downloads in the 99 days after the initial 1.0 release, Firefox became one of the most downloaded free and open source applications, especially among home users.
On October 19, 2005, Firefox had its 100 millionth download, just 344 days after the release of version 1.0. Firefox 1.5 was released on November 29, 2005, with more than 2 million downloads within the first 36 hours.
On March 21, 2006, Mozilla released the first alpha version of Firefox 2.0 under the name of Bon Echo Alpha 1, with all Firefox branding, including icons, removed to discourage end-users from downloading it. Firefox Future Development? : Firefox Future Development? According to the roadmap, future Firefox development will include version 2.0 and version 3.0. Development for version 2.0 will occur on the 1.8 branch from which version 1.5 was released, with release coming off of the yet-to-be-created 1.8.1 branch, while development on version 3.0 occurs simultaneously on the Mozilla trunk. Mozilla is developing versions 2.0 and 3.0 simultaneously in order to ship front-end innovation in version 2.0 built on a more stable back-end, while completing major architectural changes for version 3.0.
The development name for Mozilla Firefox 2.0 is Bon Echo. The alpha (2.0a1) version became available on March 21, 2006, and, according to Mozilla, is aimed primarily at the developer and testing community. There are still some bugs present, so any downloads of Bon Echo should be taken with a grain of salt. GET FIREFOX!!! : GET FIREFOX!!! www.getfirefox.com