Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    33
  • Total Downloads:
    45,689,175
  • Date Added:
    October 14, 2014
  • File Size:
    34.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    74,517
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1

Editors' Review

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Mozilla's latest browser, Firefox 29, features the new Australis design, which adjusts the user interface, modernizing the look of tabs, menu layout, and toolbar. However, the new design also brings the pain of change: Users will have to adapt to rearrangements of core features.

Pros

New design: Firefox's new design is a bit Chrome-like, presenting menu options as large icons, similar to Chrome apps. The tabs have been cleaned up and look curvier and sleeker. Subtle animations make the Firefox experience slightly more interactive. For example, bookmarking a site triggers an animation of a star dropping into the bookmark icon.

Compatibility: Firefox 29 maintains compatibility with many older, popular extensions. The Australis interface has been around for a while for users who've been on the Beta and Aurora channels. Though many extensions are disabled by default, you'll find many old add-ons work with the new design.

Cons

Learning curve: You may be thrown off by the new UI. Things aren't where they used to be, which will likely cause problems for the millions of users who have become accustomed to a Firefox layout that hasn't changed much over a dozen versions.

Extension updates: Though many extensions work, some add-ons will likely break, especially toolbars and theme packs. Stable channel users will have to wait for newer versions of many add-ons to be rolled out in the coming months. Because Australis delivers a major visual overhaul, many themes will break and need updating to reflect the new interface.

Bottom Line

Mozilla has given its interface an impressive redesign, making Firefox a modern experience across all platforms, including mobile. Mozilla argues that the visual upgrades and interface changes will ultimately outweigh the near-term hiccups that users will face. Though Australis begins paving the way for Firefox OS, only time will tell how receptive users will be. That said, everything under the hood is still the Firefox we know and love: an open-source beast of a browser that champions customization and speedy load times.

 
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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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 33
    • Windows: OMTC enabled by default.
    • OpenH264 support (sandboxed).
    • Improved search experience through the location bar.
    • Slimmer and faster JavaScript strings.
    • Search suggestions on the Firefox Start (about:home) and new tab (about:newtab) pages.
    • New CSP (Content Security Policy) backend.
    • Support for connecting to HTTP proxy over HTTPS.
    • Improved reliability of the session restoration.
    • Azerbaijani [az] locale added.
    • Proprietary window.crypto properties/functions removed.
    • JSD (JavaScript Debugger Service) removed in favor of the Debugger interface.
    General
    Publisher Mozilla
    Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
    Release Date October 13, 2014
    Date Added October 14, 2014
    Version 33
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8.1, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 34.56MB
    File Name Firefox Setup 33.0.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 45,689,175
    Downloads Last Week 74,517
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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