Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15581 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    46,136,258
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 30, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    37.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61,703
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox 3 is full-featured, lightning fast, and an able foe for both the big-dog competitor Internet Explorer and competitors nipping at its heels. Firefox's killer add-ons remain strong, and the latest update makes version 3.5 about two times faster than version 3. However, competition is strong and it can no longer be said that Firefox is the fastest browser available.

Several notable improvements in the latest revamp keep Firefox abreast of current browsing tech. Along with Mozilla's new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine that renders Web applications faster on Firefox than ever before, there have also been improvements to the layout engine Gecko for faster page rendering. The new Private Browsing brings a feature to Firefox that competitors have had for a while: the capability to turn off cookie and history logs. Users also have more granular control over cookies, history, and bookmarks in version 3.5 via the redone Clear Recent History option under Tools. Geolocation courtesy of Google has been activated by default in Firefox, so that generic searches such as "city hall" will come closer to pegging the government offices nearest you.

Web developers should be excited about expanded support for HTML5 local storage, downloadable fonts, and native support for OGG-formatted embedded video. ICC profiles, SVG transforms, CSS media queries, native JSON support, and Web worker threads also get lots of love from v3.5. There's no doubt that Firefox 3.5 is a must-have, but it's an update that's more about keeping the browser current rather than blazing new trails.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 117 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 29
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 15581 votes

    • 5 star 10309
    • 4 star 2424
    • 3 star 985
    • 2 star 651
    • 1 star 1212
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2 stars

"Very buggy and slow"

September 05, 2009  |  By harvesmedia

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

Lots of Features

Cons

None of them work.

Summary

There really needs to be something done about this. I upgraded sadly from a much smoother running version and am extremely frustrated. Don't upgrade if you're using 3.

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1 stars

"MORE CRASHES THAN I HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE!"

July 24, 2009  |  By MysticalUnicorn

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

At this point NONE

Cons

Far too many crashes. Makes surfing or working online a pain.

Summary

Ever since I updated to the latest version I have spent more time crashing than I have ever done before. Links crash to sites I've NEVER had problems with before. It is very frustrating to say the least. I don't use add ons and still I got crashes. Working online is a pain now, everytime I clink a link it crashes, I'll be in the middle of doing something and it crashes. I liked version 2 much better, it never crashed on me at all. I honestly think the latest version was released far too soon.

Anyone know where I can get an earlier version of FireFox?

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1 stars

"Makes promises it doesn't keep!"

July 16, 2009  |  By peneelane172

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

I can't tell. It kept on crashing.

Cons

It wouldn't except add ons & the google notebook which I use every day. Two toolbars that I just finished customizing were lost & each day I spent fixing them was a waste of time because they were gone the next time I would start the browser.

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1 stars

"The worst browser Mozilla has ever released"

July 16, 2009  |  By ex24referral

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

I like nothing about this product except that Microsoft does not make it.

Cons

The product is slow to cold start, unacceptably so. Stability and rendering issues as well.

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1 stars

"A Mozilla fanboy no more"

July 16, 2009  |  By dem4life

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

what pros?

Cons

I switched back to version 3.0.11 because of multiple problems with 3.5 including hangs/crashes, failure to render many pages correctly and most of all it is extremely slow to start

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1 stars

"Don't even know where to begin"

July 16, 2009  |  By dampkringcoffeeshop

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

I can think of none.

Cons

It crashes often and lags the entire computer regardless of your computer specs. It starts very slowly and Mozilla tries to blame it on add-ons etc etc when the fact is that 3.5 is simply flawed, period

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1 stars

"google firefox 3.5 slow"

July 16, 2009  |  By dwanamaker

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

there are no pros

Cons

All you need to do is google "firefox 3.5 slow". You will find everything you need to know.

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1 stars

"Awfully slow and buggy"

July 16, 2009  |  By cham33

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

how about no

Cons

see:
http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum_thread.php?locale=en-US&forumId=1&comments_parentId=381674

straight from mozilla forums

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1 stars

"In a word, FAIL"

July 16, 2009  |  By blahblahblahmtteleblah

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

Mozilla has finally done it. They have officially now moved clearly into the bloatware category along with AVG and Ad-Aware. Its a shame really.

Cons

Bloatware. page rendering, crash and burn, start up time all epic fail

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1 stars

"Too many problems to list"

July 16, 2009  |  By bookhat

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Pros

no, ten characters, no

Cons

I have no add ons, i have done fresh installs on xp, vista 32 and 64 bit, win7 32 and 64bit all with the same results. It takes ages to startup. It renders pages incorrectly. It crashes over and over again.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date June 30, 2009
Date Added June 30, 2009
Version 3.5
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 37.79MB
File Name Firefox Setup 34.0.5.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,136,258
Downloads Last Week 61,703
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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