Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    46,136,258
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 27, 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

    3.8

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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4 stars

"It doesn't corrupt as easily as IE."

November 07, 2009  |  By dblraz50

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

I like the ease of managing add-ons, themes, downloads,etc .

Cons

Haven't been able to learn how to allow redirected websites on a permanent basis thru internet options as a safe/trusted site. I have to allow redirection each time (I log on and my home page to windows live hotmail tries to load.

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5 stars

"Mozilla firefox is getting better and better"

November 06, 2009  |  By roflez

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

easy navigation

Cons

so far none

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3 stars

"Crashes quite a lot unlike past versions"

November 05, 2009  |  By RD1956

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

On the face it looks the same with the same addons.

Cons

The older version was fast and clean this version seems to adopt untitled pages from some where using Vista home preimium OS

Summary

I have had to stop using it.

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5 stars

"Good job by Mozilla"

November 05, 2009  |  By debatra

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

Customisable, Fast and Attractive

Cons

Hangs sometimes, not as good looking as Opera 10

Summary

Its just awesome!

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5 stars

"Fast and easy to use"

November 05, 2009  |  By triking123

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

fast and easy to use and found the displays very good

Cons

Took quite a time to come up on to the desk top when using it

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4 stars

"No, REALLY?"

November 04, 2009  |  By IanDerryckSamson

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

I cannot add or detract from what others have written, just to say I received notification of this update about 3 days AFTER its release and obvious download.

Cons

Doesn't work well with lots of plug-ins and add-ons on a laptop with only 1GB of RAM. It's slow and OH SO TEDIOUS waiting for it to WAKE [the-expletive] UP!

Summary

RAM-restrained? Use Flock. Unlimited RAM, use Firefox. I am writing this review using Flock simply because Firefox won't start, and I have the pre-loader installed. Don't use Firefox if your PC doesn't have stax of RAM or you use few add-ons. Perhaps it will work better in Windows 7 or on a different OS.

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3 stars

"great when loaded"

November 04, 2009  |  By fredwgardner

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

good uncluttered interface

Cons

Take a long toime to load, perhpss becvause of the add-ons

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4 stars

"Very user friendly."

November 04, 2009  |  By pearlofgrace

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

Love the browser drop-down menu that sifts through the trash, gives preference to favorites, preserves logo icons for quick ID and uses a larger eye-friendly font than Explorer. Quick, reliable PW log-ins without having to jump through hoops.

Cons

Streaming problems with frequent crashes. I've learned to open a second window with Chrome just for streaming and - voila! - no more crashes! Also frequent add-on incompatibility.

Summary

Firefox helps meet my quick reference needs as a radio air personality. My job requires a no-nonsense approach to switching between topics without time-consuming backtracking. Boldly marked tabs and swift single-letter browser response has almost eliminated the need to bookmark favorites.

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5 stars

"excellent browser"

November 04, 2009  |  By Alex-O-PC

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

fast, many add-ons that make navigation so easy, beautiful and infact an adventure, wide choice of skins also an advantage.

Cons

crashes often, but is quickly taken care of .

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4 stars

"Excellent and way beyond IE"

November 04, 2009  |  By denber

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4

Pros

Very quick with fixes - add ons are very good and varied

Cons

tends to go to sleep after use-you cannot get back on very quickly.There is a fix with parent lock but why is it necessary

Summary

I use it all the time as it is better that IE - it could be improved but they work on it as the updates show.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.4
Version 3.5.4 has added the ability to re-submit crash reports and fixed several stability issues.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date October 27, 2009
Date Added October 27, 2009
Version 3.5.4
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows XP, 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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