Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15577 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    45,969,864
  • Date Added:
    September 26, 2005
  • File Size:
    34.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    69,927
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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The final release of Mozilla Firefox offers enough features to make you rethink Internet Explorer. You can easily create toolbars by dragging and dropping icons. Live Bookmarks turn RSS feeds into something that acts like a bookmarks folder. You can type Google search queries right into the address bar or use the built-in search box. The program displays the page source in a new window, using indents and color-coded tags like an HTML editor. You can view your bookmarks or history in the Sidebar area, which lets you quickly revisit your favorite sites. Though the browser hides its advanced settings, you can still build modules using XML, CSS, JavaScript, and even C . The program includes such tools as a JavaScript debugger and a DOM viewer.

At 55MB for 25 windows, the browser uses fewer resources than Internet Explorer but more than Opera. The built-in pop-up blocker works better than Opera's, IE's, and those of most paid standalone utilities. However, the download manager is still underdeveloped. Though the final release version vastly improves stability, we noticed occasional reluctance to maximize in response to Alt Tab commands. People who want more security than IE provides should look at Mozilla Firefox.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 176 votes

    • 5 star 128
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 15577 votes

    • 5 star 10307
    • 4 star 2425
    • 3 star 984
    • 2 star 650
    • 1 star 1211
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5 stars

"the best browser ever"

November 28, 2005  |  By duffyr83

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

easy to use, tab browsing is great, and fully customizable with themes and extenstions. its really a great browser to use.

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5 stars

"amazing"

November 28, 2005  |  By cleverid

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

easy to use and spyware free

Cons

you have to add the plug ins

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5 stars

"One awesome browser and a must have!"

November 28, 2005  |  By rdmike

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

I love the tabbed browsing, the security it offers, the myriad of extensions available for customization, it truly is wonderful! Not to mention fast!

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5 stars

"Great browser cant get enough of it"

November 27, 2005  |  By atomicbomb156

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

easy to use so much better than internet explorer. cant get any better than this.

Cons

none whatsoever

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5 stars

"Best Browser Ever"

November 27, 2005  |  By ledzeppelin09

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

You can choose different themes it and it it is just more secure than Interent Explorer

Cons

None

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5 stars

"THE BEST BROWSER EVER!"

November 27, 2005  |  By sinizter

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

Virtually no random pop-ups, fast surfing, many skins, handy extensions, this browser is everything you have ever wanted! BEST OF ALL: IT'S FREE!

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3 stars

"Potentially wonderful, but presently pernicious"

November 27, 2005  |  By the doctor of soda

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

I've used Firefox off and on for the better part of a year, and I have kept pace with the upgrades. What I can say is that the ability to add plug-ins is a winning feature that makes it a compelling browser. Its graphical interface is compact and visually appealing, and it starts small allowing you to add what you need. Like virtually all other non-IE browsers, it implements tabbed browsing, and does a reasonably decent job of it, though not the best. This combined with the comparative lack of spyware vulnerability of IE make it a strong contender. However...

Cons

Firefox has a few problems as well, indeed problems that I find to be copmletely unacceptable. One problem is that the third party extensions are not guaranteed to work when you upgrade your Firefox browser. Oh how easily we humans succumb to convenience. We quickly become attached to features and become reluctant to trade them in, even at the expense of a technologically superior product. For some reason, Firefox has always rendered a bit more slowly on my systems than other browsers for some reason, but that is a fairly minor complaint unless you are engaged in time-critical operations that rely on split-second timing. The true problem that I have with Firefox, and the reason that I no longer use it as my browser of choice, is that it has a habit of crashing, spectacularly and fatally. Some websites out there simply will not play nice with Firefox, and will cause it to have fits of existensial angst that cause it to force you to create a new user account, and most distressingly of all, devour all your bookmarks. Never have I encountered such a flaw in other browsers, and as such I did not have a recent backup of my bookmarks in the case of such an event. It's for this reason that I recommend Firefox with reluctance. It has so much charm, but when it dies, it does so with more drastic consequences than one might expect. If you're willing to prepare for this eventuality, and to potentially get stuck in the comparative "dark ages" because you are reliant on a favorite extention then go for it.

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5 stars

"Delete IE, Download Firefox!"

November 26, 2005  |  By megadownloader

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

EVERYTHING!

Cons

NOTHING!

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5 stars

"To good to be true"

November 26, 2005  |  By gk0988

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

Nothing better than this download it blindly

Cons

might have a problem using real player streaming on firefox

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4 stars

"Fast, secure & easy to use"

November 26, 2005  |  By macvine

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7

Pros

It is so much faster than IE, and is easy to understand and use. I think the modular nature of Firefox is a positive rather than a negative, you can choose which features you need and want, rather than the Microsoft approach of "We want you to have it, so there."

I haven'y experienced problems on any sites so far

Cons

None so far.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date September 26, 2005
Date Added September 26, 2005
Version 1.0.7
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 34.79MB
File Name Firefox Setup 33.1.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,969,864
Downloads Last Week 69,927
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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