Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15577 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6.12
  • Total Downloads:
    45,969,864
  • Date Added:
    October 27, 2010
  • File Size:
    34.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    69,927
  • 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 Firefox 3.6 also isolates out-of-date plug-ins so they do not become a security risk.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 15577 votes

    • 5 star 10307
    • 4 star 2425
    • 3 star 984
    • 2 star 650
    • 1 star 1211
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1 stars

"Just horrid!"

December 09, 2010  |  By starduststorm

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

Customization, features

Cons

Customization, features

Summary

1. Did not save ANY settings at all!!!
2. After hearing so much good-must be from the 'open source' develpment crowd-it is a cruel joke. I will continue to hold my nose & take GTates reaming until someone biulds a better mousetrap.
3. Tried Opera another pos.
4. Refuse to go google-privacy thieves & total sketchiness! Everything I have ever tried

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4 stars

"easy to use"

December 08, 2010  |  By wasjr

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

It is much better than Internet Explorer and it doesn't freeze.

Cons

It's just another search engine...

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2 stars

"No, uh-uh, *************!"

December 08, 2010  |  By Metaspherz

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

Tabs, plug-ins, lots of available sites. Easy to uninstall.

Cons

When I started to use it I spent most of my time downloading the plug-ins and add-ons. Supposedly after I used it for awhile the necessity to download something everytime I visited a new site would end. I got tired of the interruptions and crashes.

Summary

I've been using computers since the early 80's. I build my own and I've never bought one off the shelf. Having said that, I just didn't like using Mozilla. I didn't have the warm fuzzy feeling using it that most fanboyz raved about. It interferred with my usual web hopping experience. A Comcast tech recommened it to me so I tried it. Every time I tried to use a tab, my internet crashed. I'm not ruling out that something on my computer might have been a cause, but what do I know? I didn't like it anyway.
I'll take the good ole IE (9 beta) for now. At least I can surf without crashing into a wall whenever I click on a tab. When Firefox fixes its bugs and quirks I may try it again. Sheesh, that's what I said 5 years ago too....

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4 stars

"Another great browser"

December 08, 2010  |  By darrinhollar

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

Mozilla Firefox open source,

Cons

It getting to be to slow to open.

Summary

I love the products from Mozilla and their reliability.

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5 stars

"really great browser"

December 06, 2010  |  By thepaynes

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

i liked it better than explorer

Cons

none really

Summary

i liked it

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5 stars

"This is one of the best browsers I have tried."

December 06, 2010  |  By isor4

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

It does a great job and with the add-ons that are available
it just keeps getting better.

Cons

I can find nothing at all to complain about or think of to add.

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5 stars

"the best web browser"

December 06, 2010  |  By hgn6586

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

pluging and speed

Cons

sdfsdfsdfsdfdsf

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4 stars

"I will use this as long as nothing better comes along ."

December 06, 2010  |  By edselsr027

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

I like feeling like I am secure compared to any other.

Cons

I think it would be nice to find a better way to remove installed tool bars that you don't want installed on your computer ,So if you are not that well versed on tool bar removal.

Summary

I've been a long time user of Mozilla products I trust them more than others ..

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3 stars

"Was on IE and grateful to get back to Firefox!"

December 03, 2010  |  By AriesReb

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

Convenient fillin of passwords or details

Cons

Seems to be taking longer to load

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5 stars

"love this browser"

December 02, 2010  |  By martint410

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12

Pros

easy,many useful add-ons,my favorite browser

Cons

none to me

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Full Specifications

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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, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 34.79MB
File Name Firefox Setup 33.1.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,969,864
Downloads Last Week 69,927
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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