Friday, November 16, 2007

History of Firefox



Mozilla Firefox (commonly known as just Firefox, officially abbreviated as Fx or fx, and popularly abbreviated FF) is a web browser project managed by the Mozilla Corporation. Firefox's source code is available under the terms of the Mozilla tri-license as free and open source software. Firefox has 14.85% of the world's market share in Web browsers as of October 2007.

Features included with Firefox are tabbed browsing, spell checker, incremental find (via the Find toolbar), Live bookmarking, an integrated download manager, and a search system that includes Google. A third party developer network has created add-ons which provide specialist functionality. There are more than 2,000 add-ons with the most popular including FoxyTunes (MP3 player), AdBlock Plus (block ads), StumbleUpon (website discovery), DownThemAll! (download functions) and Web Developer (web tools).

Firefox is cross-platform, providing support for various versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The current stable release of Firefox is version 2.0.0.9, released on 1 November 2007.

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