Mozilla Firefox - faster, more secure, easier to use and sporting a new
look, this latest Firefox release sets a new standard for web browser
innovation. Mozilla Firefox project (formerly Firebird, which was
formerly Phoenix) is a redesign of Mozilla's browser component, written
using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform.
It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over
other web browsers, such as the tabbed browsing and the ability to block
Mozilla Firefox is focused on improved memory
handling, performance, and stability, improved XUL, and new core
components such as application data stored in SQLite. Mozilla Firefox
could break a few existing extensions and applications built on top of
Firefox, and it will definitely include new optimizations if you like to
build on the popular browser. Mozilla Firefox should have additional
migration: Switching to Firefox has never been easier now that Firefox
imports data like Favorites, history, settings, cookies and passwords
from Internet Explorer. Firefox can also import settings from Mozilla
1.x, Netscape and Opera.
- Smaller Download: Continuing efforts to
make this the most efficient browser, the Windows version of Firefox is
now only a 4.7 MB download, making downloading Firefox a breeze for
dial-up and broadband users alike.
- New Default Theme: A new default theme provides a bright new look for Windows and Linux users.
- SmartUpdate: A new SmartUpdate feature notifies users of new versions of Firefox to ensure that the browser is always up to date.
- Help: A new online help system makes this one powerful, friendly browser.
Extension/Theme Manager: New Extension and Theme Managers provide a
convenient and secure way to manage and update the hundreds of add-ons
that set Firefox apart from other browsers. Mozilla Firefox also
includes numerous bug fixes and incremental improvements, including
faster page load speed.
- Popup Blocking: Stop annoying popup ads in their tracks with Firefox's built in popup blocker.