Mozilla Firefox (formerly Firebird) is a speedy, full-featured browser for Microsoft Windows that makes browsing more efficient than ever before. Firefox includes comprehensive pop-up controls to keep unwanted advertising off your desktop; a tab-browsing mode that lets you open several pages in a single window, allowing you to load links in the background without leaving the page you're on; integrated Google searching; industry-leading keyboard navigation; simplified privacy controls that let you cover your tracks more effectively; a streamlined browser window that lets you see more of the page than any other browser, while at the same time being more configurable; a large variety of free downloadable extensions and themes that add specific functionality and visual changes to your browser; and a number of other details that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.
New features in this release include an updated Default Theme now presents a uniform appearance across all three platforms - a new crisp, clear look for Windows users. Finetuning for GNOME will follow in future releases. Switching to Firefox has never been easier now that Firefox imports data like Favorites, History, Settings, Cookies and Passwords from Internet Explorer. Firefox can also import from Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 4.x, 6.x and 7.x, and Opera. MacOS X and Linux migrators for browsers like Safari, OmniWeb, Konqueror etc. will arrive in future releases. New Extension and Theme Managers provide a convenient way to manage and update your add-ons. SmartUpdate also notifies you of updates to Firefox. Windows users will find Firefox is now only 4.6MB to download. A new online help system is available. Copy Image, the ability to delete individual items from Autocomplete lists, SMB/SFTP support on GNOME via gnome-vfs, better Bookmarks, Search and many other refinements fine tune the browsing experience.