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Mozilla Firefox

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As more users continue to abandon Internet Explorer, Mozilla's popular Firefox gains traction in the browser space. Version 1.5 of Firefox offers a few notable features, foremost of which is the ability to reorder tabs by dragging and dropping them. You'll also find a tool that lets you quickly clean up your surfing history with two clicks of the mouse or a hot-key combo. The latest iteration of the browser seems more responsive than it has in the past and also is more efficient; with 10 windows open, Firefox consumed slightly less RAM than either IE or Opera.

If you're new to Firefox entirely, you'll appreciate the other features, including the RSS feeds, the JavaScript debugger, the basic download manager, and the ability to search several popular sites (such as Google) directly from the address bar. You can easily create toolbars by dragging and dropping icons. More technically minded users will appreciate that Firefox displays the page source in a new window, using indents and color-coded tags like an HTML editor. The built-in pop-up blocker is still extremely effective, and Firefox's reuptation for tight security is still well deserved. Anyone who's tired of IE will find more than one reason to like this free alternative.

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  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 15,463 votes

    • 5 star: 10275
    • 4 star: 2419
    • 3 star: 971
    • 2 star: 629
    • 1 star: 1168
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 464 votes

    • 5 star: 353
    • 4 star: 43
    • 3 star: 29
    • 2 star: 15
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  • 5.0 stars

    "exclusive"

    April 13, 2006  |   By arindamnayek

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    This place here and the time both are not sufficient to describe the Qualities of the Product.

    Only the best things i wil cite

    1. Tabbed browsing

    2. Excellent performance

    3. Many HTML,css tags dont work in IE but workin excellent here

    4. Security(its possible to know what type of site u r enterin into)

    In other words IMMACULATE

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Flawless"

    April 13, 2006  |   By l0n3w01f

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    Firefox is great, you don't know what good browsing is until you use Firefox. Its better then all the other browsers out there including IE. I like millions of other Firefox users recomennd you to use Firefox no matter how many years you've been using IE.

    Cons

    None. Some people are having speed issues but Firetune cleans that problem up.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy, fast, secure"

    April 13, 2006  |   By miradas

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    Fast, you load pics like in the old days, seing image place before it loads. Good addons wich help you ban adverts and kill java with good managment. I dont get popups anymore, even when pages has a new page for a link, it opens i the main one. And the way it handels several windows into one, its awesome!

    Cons

    cant find any yet :)

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  • 2.0 stars

    "FireHYPE"

    April 12, 2006  |   By Sensible1

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    Has well-done plugin / add-on support. * Displays "IE Only" type pages better than Opera.

    Cons

    Has little in the way of options or features of its own, relying completely upon plugins to provide what it's missing. This leads to a lot of unnecessary bulk. * Slow, esp. compared to Opera. * Pops up "script errors" if a page is slow to load instead of allowing user to simply define a timeout time and leaving user the @#$! alone until that time is reached. * Right-click and "save target as" almost always fails to download the file and instead downloads the associated php / etc. This is bad enough without the next item: * Downloads via left-click almost always open a blank page which does not automatically vanish when the transfer is complete. * Downloads default to desktop instead of asking you to define the download location. You have to set an option to *allow* you to define where you want your download to go (!) * Downloads NEVER adhere to "Do this automatically for files like this from now on." setting. * Toolbars cannot be rearranged so that they take up the least amount of vertical screen size. * All this after three days of running the program. This browser is AWESOME -- *IF* the only one you've ever used before is Internet Explorer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Just Great"

    April 11, 2006  |   By florinfazza

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    Most great browser and fastest one ..with download accelrator

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Firefox Rocks!!"

    April 10, 2006  |   By Wreckless2006

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    Myself, I was once considered to be Mr. Internet Explorer. I always said if you take care of IE it will work great. Boy, was I wrong. How in the heck can a guy take care of Internet Explorer. Its impossible. Now with Firefox!, now your talking. This thing has tabbed browsing barely any popups, no toolbars are installed (ive seen once instance where a customer got a spyware toolbar installed in firefox, that still baffles me). Its pretty much always fast.

    So many plugins... so little time!.

    Gotta love the plugins for this thing. Easy to install and easy to take out. You can update the plugins via firefox without having to go to the plugins webpage.

    Microsoft got some work cut out for them if they think little ol me is going to use Internet Explorer anymore!.

    Cons

    Since one time, Internet explorer dominated the web browser scene, becuase of this some websites comes up disorted in firefox misaligned text or boxes. Also sometimes video doesn't appear right (but of course theres plugins to fix that!).

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Quite a plain browser with nothing special about it really"

    April 10, 2006  |   By r4pist cat

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    I didn't particulaly like this internet browser myself, although it was easy to use but I would recommend it to people who want something that's even easier to use than Internet Explorer

    Cons

    Too sinmple and plain for me, but then again I am a person who prefers more advanced things like the Wichio browser

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Same as other browsers, but with evil download feature"

    April 10, 2006  |   By vince_teeter

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    Firefox seems about like other Netscape offspring. Stops some popups and ads, but misses others

    Cons

    Evil download feature - Suddenly buries the download into: c:\Documents and Settings\vxtee\Desktop - without asking - so I have to find where it's buried and get it out of there so I can put it where I want it, someplace simple, like: C:\installs.

    Frustrating enough to avoid Firefox all together.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best web browser, period."

    April 9, 2006  |   By angrykeyboarder

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    Pros: It's the most customizable, the most web standards compliment and it doesn't come with ActiveX as Internet Explorer does (ActiveX is how spyware and malware usually end up on your computer).

    In addition got a cNet.com, PC World and PC Magazine Editor's Choice award.

    Cons

    The best feature (downloadable extensions - that allow you to customize the behavior of and add features to the browser) can be difficult (due to frequent program updates to Firefox from Mozilla) that require extensions be re-written.

    What this means is, you may find yourself waiting 3-30 days for extension authors to get their act together.

    In spite of that, the worst case scenario is yuou're still left with a browser that's superior "out of the box" to Internet Explorer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fastest browser i've ever used."

    April 9, 2006  |   By justin1014

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

    Pros

    The speed and open-sourced network.

    Cons

    Nothing yet

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