Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.0.12
  • Total Downloads:
    45,969,864
  • Date Added:
    February 08, 2008
  • File Size:
    34.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    69,927
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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  • Current Version

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5 stars

"Goodbye Opera Kestrel 9.5...Mozilla Wins Spectacularly"

March 25, 2008  |  By foxface_8

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

Pros

I WAS a confirmed and loyal Opera fan for ages, but the problems with that browser really grated on me: a constant stream of crashes, an inability to view many news videos and some incompatibilities with seveal of my bank sites. Mozilla--you've won, and deservedly. At this point, Mozilla is many, many miles ahead and still developing rapidly. Compare Mozilla's Add-Ons with Opera's "Widgets." No comparison--Mozilla has thousands and so many are elegant and tailored to making browsing/research both more exciting and efficient. Opera? So many mickey mouse "widgets," who knows how many different clocks, as if so many were needed....point is, Mozilla has incorporated the inventions of its users right into the browser and has drawn on a huge, huge pool of programming talent.

I cannot imagine Opera coming close with its next version of Kestrel. Hint: do install Firetune and Fasterfox--they definitely increase speed tremendously on my system. Also, I still love using Outlook Express, finding Thunderbird bloated and very sluggish. Outlook is still a no-frill rock solid email client. Get a hold of the "external application" add-on to launch any program from Mozilla's tab bar--it launches my mail program in a split second.....love it.....

Cons

Whatever I could criticize in Mozilla would simply seem petty in comparison with its formidable features. I don't want to suffer the guilt!! Kudos to the Mozilla team.

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5 stars

"the best browswer"

March 24, 2008  |  By adamdfine

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

Pros

this is the best online browser available and the addons, weather and siteadvisor for example, are very useful and do not slow down the program. its safer, faster, and much less buggy than internet explorer 7.

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4 stars

"Marvellous work."

March 23, 2008  |  By omkar890

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

Pros

Meets all my requirements and super flexible.

Cons

I am having a Hard time in finding drawbacks

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5 stars

"Mozilla Firefox "

March 22, 2008  |  By ma3ed

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

Pros

Great Browser wonderfull

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4 stars

"Dependable browser"

March 22, 2008  |  By mehuljain1987

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

Pros

Good speed, even a lot better than IE7. Good Add-on support to make browsing more better and can even change its Looks, that is themes

Cons

Sometimes it cannot handle the objects of a website...

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5 stars

"The Best !"

March 21, 2008  |  By kingkongdk

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

Pros

This is Awesome everybody should have this !

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4 stars

"Mozill JUST KEEPS getting BETTER"

March 21, 2008  |  By mike53_1999

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

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5 stars

"Fantastic, best"

March 21, 2008  |  By PcWiz101

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

Pros

Ok, this is the best internet browser there is right now. The beta for Firefox is absolutely trash so get Firefox 2 and don't upgrade it. Internet explorer is crap right now but IE8 is the best beta so far. I highly recommend using Google web accelerator with this software. THIS IS A MUST HAVE for everyone.

Cons

Once in a blue moon, the 12 of never it crashes. SO BASICALLY I am saying nothing bad about it.

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5 stars

"very good"

March 21, 2008  |  By Tarigu

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

Pros

very good

Cons

very good

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5 stars

"Best browser out there"

March 19, 2008  |  By rammstein101

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12

Pros

Fast,secure what else can you ask for?!

It's customizable and has plug-ins so you can install the weather toolbar etc.

By far the best browser out there.

Cons

Hogs too much Resources

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.0.12
Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12 fixes 11 security issues, three of which are deemed critical.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date February 08, 2008
Date Added February 08, 2008
Version 2.0.0.12
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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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