Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15564 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2
File Size:
33.66MB
Date Added:
October 24, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
45,377,110
Downloads Last Week:
55,782
Product ranking:
#1 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

Read CNET senior editor Rob Vamosi's extended review of Firefox 2, or watch a video tour of the new features.

Even though Internet Explorer dominates the Web browser market, you might wonder why if you spend some time with Mozilla Firefox. This light and nimble Web wonder brought tabbed browsing into the mainstream (IE7 recently jumped on the bandwagon) and offers countless ways to customize it through extensions and themes. Drag-and-drop tabs with individual close buttons help keep your content organized the way you like, and you can further streamline your browsing through the use of extensive hot keys. You'll find all of the regular options and features required for surfing the Web in the default setup, but the groundbreaking features come with the thousands of third-party extensions. Likewise, if you don't like the look of the default interface, there are hundreds of slick themes to use, though many weren't updated for version 2 at its release.

Firefox is the perfect browser for those involved with Web design and coding. A JavaScript debugger comes standard, and Firefox displays the page-source code in a new window, using indents and color-coded tags similar to an HTML editor. The built-in pop-up blocker works great for most sites, and new antiphishing protections and enhanced security for extensions are in the version 2 release. Anyone looking for a full-featured browser with seemingly endless ways to customize should download this powerhouse.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 15564 votes

    • 5 star: 10303
    • 4 star: 2425
    • 3 star: 982
    • 2 star: 648
    • 1 star: 1206
  • Current Version:

    4.4

    out of 482 votes

    • 5 star: 296
    • 4 star: 126
    • 3 star: 22
    • 2 star: 17
    • 1 star: 21
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  • 5 stars

    "The best Web browser ever"

    September 05, 2014   |   By LLI-JBS

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0

    Pros

    - It's the fastest browser I've ever used.
    - It has user-friendly, clean and intuitive user interface.
    - It values your privacy (Mozilla is non-profit and doesn't make money with your personal data).
    - It's safe and has many security features (e.g. blocking outdated plugins).
    - It's customizable and you can enhance it with many extensions.
    - Sync is great, especially the latest version with Firefox accounts.

    Cons

    - It's very RAM-heavy. If you have slow computer, don't use it.
    - The new version copies Chrome. If we wanted Chrome, we would use it!

    Summary

    If you also don't like the new Chrome-like UI, install Classic Theme Restorer and you'll get the old Firefox theme back. Otherwise, it's the best browser ever!

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