Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15570 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6.12
  • Total Downloads:
    45,632,915
  • Date Added:
    October 27, 2010
  • File Size:
    34.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61,844
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox is the gold standard of alternatives to the still-dominant Internet Explorer. Firefox 3.6 is full-featured, lightning fast, and secure. Its killer selection of add-ons remains strong, with built-in support for the next generation of themes, called Personas, plus the latest update makes version 3.6 about 20 percent faster than version 3.5. 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. In addition to the aforementioned improvements made to the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine so that it renders Web applications faster, there have also been other significant under-the-hood changes. These include: blocking third-party software from encroaching on Firefox's file system turf to increase stability; support for the Web Open Font Format, which means many non-English browser users should have a faster time loading Web pages with downloadable fonts; and support for the File interface, which can help with tasks such as uploading multiple photos and is part of the draft HTML5-standard effort. HTML5 support debuted in Firefox 3.5. Another deeper change to the browser is that it is now running scripts asynchronously, which can help to load a Web page faster by putting off some work until the high-priority chores are complete. Firefox 3.6 also isolates out-of-date plug-ins so they do not become a security risk.

Unlike Firefox 3.5, which was more about keeping the browser current rather than blazing new trails, Firefox 3.6 is once again on the warpath. Upgrading is highly recommended.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 138 votes

    • 5 star 45
    • 4 star 48
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 15570 votes

    • 5 star 10306
    • 4 star 2425
    • 3 star 983
    • 2 star 649
    • 1 star 1207
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  • 3 stars

    "Used to be great!"

    October 14, 2014   |   By Harnic

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 33

    Pros

    Secure, fast. lots of very useful add-ons

    Cons

    New design really sux! Fortunately the archives have version 28. I reverted back to that & will stay there until Mozilla repairs the damage they've done, or I pick a different browser.

    Summary

    I've used Firefox since the first beta, but am considering trying others since they've messed with the design. I can't stand tabs on top!

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  • 5 stars

    "Best on the market!!"

    October 14, 2014   |   By sbd8828

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 33

    Pros

    This version is fast. It also seems to be really secure. I use about 26 ad ons
    and it handles great eithout crashing or slowing down. I run it on my win 7 64
    bit pc. I'd recomend this to everyone.

    Cons

    Not much I can say bad about this.

    Summary

    This is a browswer that everyone should give a try.!!

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    What's new in version 3.6.12
    Version 3.6.12 fixes a security issues.
    General
    Publisher Mozilla
    Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
    Release Date October 27, 2010
    Date Added October 27, 2010
    Version 3.6.12
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 34.56MB
    File Name Firefox Setup 33.0.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 45,632,915
    Downloads Last Week 61,844
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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