Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15568 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
22.0
File Size:
33.65MB
Date Added:
June 25, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
45,463,226
Downloads Last Week:
57,061
Product ranking:
#1 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Developers are still heading full-speed toward the modern holy grail of development on the Web--reaching native app-level speeds and performance. Chrome and Firefox have gone two drastically different directions; whereas Google's very NaCl approach utilizes standardized C-code within a specially secure sandboxed environment, Mozilla opts to continue optimizing an existing, leaner subset of Javascript under some of its own specific restricted functions. The Mozilla dev team believes that focusing on combination of ASM.JS and Mozilla's very own Emscripten compiler will encourage easier Web development, due to wider familiarity among developers, as well as the lack of need for additional plug-ins.

So what does that mean for you as a Firefox user and the release of version 22? Version 22 may not bring a significantly visible change to the browser's already excellent performance, but it does bring a sign of shifting waves to come. To developers, it presents exciting new prospects of bringing higher-quality apps to the Web, and reducing dependence on glue codes and extraneous plug-ins. Many of the ASM.JS optimizations (OdinMonkey) from their previous nightly builds have graduated into stable release, forecasting more seamless, faster experiences on what traditionally exists outside of our desktop and mobile browsers.

The second major milestone that comes with Firefox 22 is that developers now have access to enabling WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications) within their Web apps. WebRTC basically enables video calls within the browser and without the need for extra plug-ins to install. Earlier, Firefox released a friendly video demo with a representative from the Google Chrome media team.

Last version, Mozilla released improvements to its social API by expanding support to additional social networks like MSN Now, Facebook, and more. WebRTC helps position Firefox as an even more attractive platform for greater social interaction, especially now, in particular, with its enabling of sharing images, links, and video chatting.

Grab the latest version via the Download link, or (if you're already a current user) by opening Firefox and letting its channel updater do its thing.

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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:

    3.0

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 9
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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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