Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15564 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.5.7
File Size:
33.66MB
Date Added:
January 05, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
45,377,110
Downloads Last Week:
55,782
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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    4.3

    out of 15564 votes

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    • 2 star: 648
    • 1 star: 1206
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star: 22
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 5
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    "The best Web browser ever"

    September 05, 2014   |   By LLI-JBS

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0

    Pros

    - It's the fastest browser I've ever used.
    - It has user-friendly, clean and intuitive user interface.
    - It values your privacy (Mozilla is non-profit and doesn't make money with your personal data).
    - It's safe and has many security features (e.g. blocking outdated plugins).
    - It's customizable and you can enhance it with many extensions.
    - Sync is great, especially the latest version with Firefox accounts.

    Cons

    - It's very RAM-heavy. If you have slow computer, don't use it.
    - The new version copies Chrome. If we wanted Chrome, we would use it!

    Summary

    If you also don't like the new Chrome-like UI, install Classic Theme Restorer and you'll get the old Firefox theme back. Otherwise, it's the best browser ever!

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