Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15581 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    22.0
  • Total Downloads:
    46,136,258
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 25, 2013
  • 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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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 5
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    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 15581 votes

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    • 3 star 985
    • 2 star 651
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1 stars

"Freezefox is on its way out"

August 06, 2013  |  By Vanillaman

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

As always, Firefox is incompatible with Adobe Flash. It hangs constantly or freezes. If everyone were to give Freezefox a 1 star rating, CNET would still push it.

Summary

Incompatible with Adobe Flash and Java

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3 stars

"getting worse and worse every update"

August 03, 2013  |  By JEFL

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

Only runs fast when connected to ethernet-blue cord plugged in for some reason.

Cons

Very heavy on ram
Very slow when loading pages
Buggy and laggy at times
Crashes quite a bit
Always installs unwanted plugins from my other programs on my computer

Summary

Overall after Firefox 15 it seems to run slow and very buggy. And im not use beta versions... I have to a another gecko based browser instead and still have firefox on computer but rarely use it now

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2 stars

"used for a day and changed bak to firefox.21"

August 03, 2013  |  By nagarajuopt

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

none compared to v21

Cons

zooms all the windows

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4 stars

"with in this competition of browsers what did better"

August 01, 2013  |  By hgellbent

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

The page loads faster
connection seem steady

Cons

not any off the top of my head lol

Summary

with luck of the other ones this one is pretty good too.

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1 stars

"Simply doesn't work."

July 31, 2013  |  By carucate

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

None that I've seen.

Cons

Hangs. Every time. All the time.

Summary

I'm operating on Windows 7 platform. Firefox 22 just will not work. And I've tried all the advice I can find on the web offered by other users. This is so sad. I love the concept of the Mozilla project and hate that the team has produced this lousy browser to replace the one that I loved.

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1 stars

"UPDATE SUCKS!"

July 25, 2013  |  By Chridelda

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

It's pretty to look at...

Cons

But doesn't work worth ****. I keep having to reset all of my settings, because the navigation bar disappears every time I turn around. There seem to be glitches galore with the add-ons I've been using for years, and I'm definitely switching back to one of the older versions of Firefox.

It's a shame that one of the sites I use all the time recommends Firefox over Chrome, and if it wasn't for that, I wouldn't be touching firefox again.

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3 stars

"I really like the look of fireox."

July 24, 2013  |  By desertdan1

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

Got to love the setup

Cons

I only have one issue and that is it still does not open all gmails? And sine i get a lot of them firefox is useless to me.

Summary

The problem has been on-going with Firefox for 8 years? Even Internet explorer can open al gmails mail? I like firefos other than that but I am stuck using Chrom

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1 stars

"bad bad bad sorry"

July 24, 2013  |  By antreasarkoudi

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

security,,

Cons

crash all the time

Summary

i use it for years with Google chrome... and it became so boring with crash all the time and i try opera next browser and from that time i never open again mozilla

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1 stars

"Firefox 22.0 is bad, bad!!!"

July 20, 2013  |  By Marv6

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

None at all.

Cons

Same problems as some of the others reporting here. Text too large and not clear. Have tried some of the suggested fixes and it still is not as good as Firefox 21.0. Have 22.0 inch screen and Vista Home Premium and my DPI is set to 120 to make the text large enough to read properly. If I go back to DPI 96 it helps some with Firefox, but is not acceptable for everything else.

Summary

Reverted back to Firefox 21.0 with no problem, but, if Mozilla does not properly address this problem I will try Chrome or Opera, or even IE.

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1 stars

"Firefox 22 a complete failure."

July 18, 2013  |  By paleonorm

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 22.0

Pros

Nothing good.

Cons

Will not connect to the internet.

Summary

I've used Firefox for several years. After upgrading to v22 it will not connect. I've tried every one of Mozilla's fixes to no avail. It's not being blocked by my firewall or any other program on my computer. Good bye to Firefox.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 22.0
Version 22.0 contains asm.js and WebRTC technology.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date June 24, 2013
Date Added June 25, 2013
Version 22.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 8
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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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