Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15571 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    45,783,196
  • Date Added:
    June 17, 2008
  • File Size:
    34.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66,911
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Read CNET senior editor Rob Vamosi's extended review of Firefox 3.

No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox 3 is full-featured, lightning fast, and an able Internet Explorer foe. Previous versions have seen Mozilla's approach to features such as tabbed browsing and extensions become extremely popular. Even though Firefox 3 lacks a killer feature, it offers significant improvements not to be missed.

Version 3 introduces a multitude of safety and usability features. The location bar drop-down menu now includes URLs from both your browsing history and your bookmarks. A new Add-Ons manager includes a built-in plug-in search engine, saving you the previous trip to the Mozilla Web site. Single-click the star icon on the right of the location bar to bookmark the current page, or double-click on it to simultaneously add and edit the bookmark entry. You can tag bookmarks, too. Other impressive new features include password confirmation before adding it to the saved passwords list, the ability to pause and resume downloads, and merged forward and backward history lists.

Firefox 3 now runs faster and, according to Mozilla, is less susceptible to hacks and other vulnerabilities. The browser now warns your system's antivirus program when you download a file, and anti-malware and anti-phishing utilities now throw up a warning page before allowing Firefox to load risky sites. The favicon reveals Web sites' ownership details and displays the security level of your connection to that site.

Developers will appreciate that Firefox 3's new graphics and text rendering code provide rendering improvements in CSS and SVG as well as improved display of fonts and complex scripts. Firefox 3--still open-source, as ever--is a browser that all users should consider making their default Web-surfing tool.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 411 votes

    • 5 star 222
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 39
    • 2 star 23
    • 1 star 65
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 15571 votes

    • 5 star 10306
    • 4 star 2425
    • 3 star 983
    • 2 star 649
    • 1 star 1208
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1 stars

"Crashing all the time"

October 11, 2008  |  By elio779

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

Pros

nothing since i cant start it

Cons

it's crashing every time i try to start it and no word from creators at all. I get the feeling that they dont care at all

Summary

getting new PC soon so i'll try to download it there and if it's not working then bye bye firefox hello Chrome or explorer

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3 stars

"new to it all!"

August 07, 2008  |  By mountainman67

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

Pros

I have found it alot more faster than Explorer

Cons

non yet but i hope it dont crash like the others said.I just started the PC thing &i would be disapointed and pissed off if my new PC got hurt because of someones mistakes...

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2 stars

"good for web search"

July 16, 2008  |  By Pclifemv

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

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5 stars

"its the best"

July 16, 2008  |  By lil junior425

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

Pros

its the best

Cons

but ima stick with ff2 instead

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5 stars

"The Best Browser Ever!Duh.."

July 16, 2008  |  By abir-killer-

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

Pros

The Best As We All Know It ..Just Use ..It Beats IE7,Avast,Opera,Safari And All Of em ...The Best Options are "add-ons & Plugins"....Oh Yeaaa My Firefox Looks Like Something You Never Used !!!

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4 stars

"a good browser"

July 15, 2008  |  By PeterThorp

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

Pros

quick and easy

Cons

NO "Back" button, but slowly getting used to shift & roll

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3 stars

"Firefox"

July 15, 2008  |  By raptor700r2

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

Cons

having problems with crashing on vista and xp. wish i could get firefox 2 back!

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3 stars

"Better than IE...most of the time. Still not the best"

July 14, 2008  |  By Terath

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

Pros

More secure than IE
Finally beginning to catch up on important features

Cons

Horrible compatability errors plague the add-on system
Still doesn't have all the features found in other browsers

Summary

Well, to put it simply, Firefox is my last resort. It lacks the sheer power of Opera and the compatability and simplicity of IE. It falls somewhere in the middle, failing to accomplish either for me. I find it hilarious that Firefox is just beginning to pick up on some of the basic feature set of Opera; I spent a good 10 minutes finding add-ons that do things that Opera has out of the box, metaphorically speaking. So, in all honesty, I have little use for this program. However, there are uses for this: Firefox is best suited to those who don't care about good features and who only want to get away from IE, be it for security reasons or to be "cool" and use an alternative browser. At the moment, Firefox has a critical security hole in need of patching for at least a week. IE has 10 holes, though smaller. Opera, of course, has none.

So, in short, this program lacks any sort of specialization that gives it much practical use, when other browsers can easily outclass it. Use it if you are too afraid of a powerful browser, but not afraid enough to not move from IE.

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4 stars

"Test by CNET staff"

July 14, 2008

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

Pros

Test by CNET staff

Cons

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Summary

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3 stars

"Not user friendly to "regular" people"

July 13, 2008  |  By hortwho

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3

Pros

It's speed in searching the net.

Cons

I had to close it to open IE6 and read my email. Very annoying and some friends say I've been sending double emails. I hate it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3
Version 3.0 includes a bevy of new features and changes, including a redesigned address-bar pull-down menu that includes bookmarks and history, a new add-on manager, the ability to pause and resume downloads, malware protection, a better password manager, and OS-specific themes.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date June 17, 2008
Date Added June 17, 2008
Version 3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, 233MHz CPU, 64MB RAM, 52MB disk space
Download Information
File Size 34.76MB
File Name Firefox Setup 33.0.2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,783,196
Downloads Last Week 66,911
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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