Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    46,136,258
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 16, 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

    3.7

    out of 55 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 7
  • 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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1 stars

"Complete absolute, indescribably rubbish!"

September 09, 2009  |  By Zooqy

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

None that I've noticed

Cons

Breaks all your Greasemonkey scripts

Summary

I'll wait until FF version 14.332 before I think about upgrading again. What is with these dorks? Why must they obstinately push ahead with so called improvements, at the cost of BASIC FUNCTIONALITY?

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2 stars

"Buggy and Somewhat Flaky"

August 19, 2009  |  By Buskieboy

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

Seems a tad faster, offers many new and great features.

Cons

Can't use it as it begins to slow down out of the box; pages take forever to load, some missing styles; some missing photos. Must constantly hit refresh to make pages load completely. Not a connection issue as my IE, Opera and Safari all worked OK.

Summary

Sticking with 3.0.1.1 till the bugs are worked out of this one.

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5 stars

"The best browser compared to five others I have used."

August 03, 2009  |  By DrMuraliRaj

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

Fast,secure,and the add-ons are an added treat!

Cons

Perhaps a wee bit slow if you use too many add-ons.

Summary

Easily still the best browser available.

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1 stars

"not the best browser"

August 03, 2009  |  By rec108

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

my opinion is there is no pros

Cons

unstable, no support

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1 stars

"ON ITS WAY OUT (THANKFULLY)"

August 02, 2009  |  By Vanillaman

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

Why oh why don't they bury this turkey once and for all. Its getting worse. I now find myself having to start up my IE8 to read my email because the doomed firefox just keeps freezing and cannot be closed down.

Summary

Constantly Freezes. Support, its utterly "Fake", as you end up wasting vast amounts of time trawling through familiar "needle in haystack cop-out options".

Updated on Aug 2, 2009

IF YOU ARE GOING TO REPLY TO MY REVIEW, PLEASE ENSURE YOUR COMMENT IS CONSTRUCTIVE, RATHER THAN STUPID. ADVICE LIKE "REINSTALL FIREFOX" DOESN'T MAKE YOU SOUND CLEVER, JUST PATHETIC. ALSO, PLEASE ENSURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. SOMEONE COMMENTED THAT FF IS EASY ON MEMORY/RESOURCES, WHEN THE OPPOSITE IS WELL KNOWN.

SO, PLEASE IF YOU JUST WANT AN EGO BOOST BY TRYING TO SOUND CLEVER, IT IS UNHELPFUL AND UNWANTED.

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5 stars

"A+++ Best Browser out there"

August 02, 2009  |  By bscott92787

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

1. It is faster than IE
2. It loads better than IE
3. It doesn't crash as much as IE

Cons

1. It doesn't scratch my back for me :(

Summary

GREAT product. I love Mozilla, it is the only thing I use at home.

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5 stars

"Works fine to me."

August 02, 2009  |  By Trashman Dave

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

Just as good as the last one

Cons

Seems to load a little slower

Summary

Works just dandy.

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3 stars

"Its slightly better"

August 01, 2009  |  By kavinmesuria

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

Haven't noticed much

Cons

There is a slight delay in loading when I run the program. It happens after the browser window opens. Has anyone else experienced that?

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3 stars

"My main browser."

August 01, 2009  |  By zince1

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

It's small, takes up very little mem for my 2 gig pentium 4.

Cons

Still tired of the "you're upgraded" tab always starting.

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2 stars

"keeps getting worse"

August 01, 2009  |  By smiileysa

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

over many years, have gotten used to the FF interface and controls. really like them.

Cons

many times won't hardly load many sites, just lags and lags. many times won't close properly so can't restart.

Summary

have used FF only forever. 3.0 was pretty good and had great added features. but 3.5 and 3.5.1 is a disaster!!! many, many sites download very slow. can sometimes hit reload and it will help, but shouldn't have this problem in the first place. can minimize FF and open IE or chrome and paste url and site will open immediately. whats going on with FF. never was like this before!
and now many times it will not close properly, hang in the background, and cannot close with task manager or process explorer. have to reboot and on vista, as anyone can tell you, is no joy. have uninstalled, per mozilla instructions cleaning out all, and reinstalled 5/6 times and still no joy.
this revision is just crap!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.1

Version 3.5.1 introduces a fix for a critical security hole, improving stability, and speeding launch time on some Windows systems

General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date July 16, 2009
Date Added July 16, 2009
Version 3.5.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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