Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15568 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.5.3
File Size:
33.65MB
Date Added:
September 09, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
45,463,226
Downloads Last Week:
57,061
Product ranking:
#1 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 15568 votes

    • 5 star: 10305
    • 4 star: 2425
    • 3 star: 982
    • 2 star: 649
    • 1 star: 1207
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 123 votes

    • 5 star: 45
    • 4 star: 39
    • 3 star: 19
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 14
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    "Version 32.0.3 SUPER FAST"

    September 27, 2014   |   By riderchicky

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0.3

    Pros

    Quick, easy to use and safer than Explorer. Closes when exited, unlike Google Chrome. Great plug-ins and themes available that make customization a breeze. Updates are regular and haven't caused a single problem on any of our computers

    Cons

    Hard to organize Bookmarks. Have to go into Unsorted Bookmarks in order to access all the folders. Other than that it's a breeze

    Summary

    ANYTHING is better than MS Explorer, we all know that. Chrome wouldn't shut down. Stayed open until I used Task Manager to kill processes. Not a big fan of Safari, another Apple garbage thing, so I have been using Firefox for about 5 or 6 years now. I love the simplicity of it and the security. Speed also rocks. Overall I am very pleased with the updates and the browser in general.

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