Mozilla Firefox is open source and free web browser and it is one of the most popular web browser in the world. It is used by 15% internet users.
Firefox is a free open source web browser. It was build by Mozilla Foundation as a free web browser. The first version was released on Nov 2004. Before Google chrome came in 2008 Firefox was leading the browser industry with more than 70% of all internet users. Now it has only 15% users but it remains solid platform for many developers to develop their Add-ons and extensions.
Firefox is given tough competion by Safari and Edge browser.But developers prefer Firefox compared to Safari and Edge. Firefox is written in C++ and Java Script.
Mozilla is a non profit organization which was first created to edit the source code of famous Netscape Navigator browser. It was called as Mozilla Organization. Later Netscape browser was dis continued and Mozilla Organization renamed their product as Mozilla Firefox. Firefox become so popular before it give their victory to Google Chrome.They also have other products like Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla developer.Mozilla call their browser as ” speed king “.
● Electrolysis or e10s for multi process.
● Embedded YouTube videos now play with HTML5 video if Flash is not installed.
● Support for Google’s Widevine CDM on Windows and Mac OS X.
● Redesign of the Discovery Pane.
● Tons of ways to customize appearance with extensions.
● View and search open tabs from your smartphone or another PC in a sidebar
● Simulate Push messages in the Service Workers developer too.
● You can set up cookie rules to automatically allow cookies only for a specified list of sites.
● Smart multi-line input in the Web Console.
● The browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand preference has been reset to its default value.
● Added support for ChaCha20/Poly1305 cipher suites.
● Visit Mozilla store for all features and development.
Operating System : Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1,Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later.
CPU Type :An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that’s SSE2 capable.
Memory : Minimum 512 MB for smoother operation.
Installation Space : 200 MB minimum space in hard drive
Pointing Device :MS-Mouse compliant device
Network Connection :Required
After downloading open the download File and paste into the desired Folder. Double click the setup file or right click and choose Run as Administrator. Click yes in the alert box.You will be shown Mozilla Set up wizard.Click ‘next’.
In setup type window if you choose standard everything will be installed in C drive and you don’t need to follow the below steps.Choose advanced by clicking the radio button in adjacent to it and click ‘next’.
Click on browse to choose the installation location.You can choose any folder.We suggest you to not to install in C drive. After choosing click ‘next’ to install in that folder.
In set up shortcut window the two check boxes will be clicked by default. You can change if you don’t want to have shortcut in desktop. Click ‘next’. Don’t uncheck from start menu.If you do that you need to open application from the installation folder.
In summary window confirm your installation folder.You can uncheck ‘ Make Firefox as a default browser ‘. If you don’t do that every web page in your system will be opened by Firefox only.Click ‘Install’.
In the last step uncheck ‘ launch Firefox now ‘ if you don’t want to open now and click ‘finish’.
Firefox is one of the most popular browsers in 2008 to 2010. After the sudden popularity of Chrome it slowly started to lose its fame.But for developers both Chrome and Firefox are better.Some extensions won’t work in Chrome but they work in this .We advise you to use both chrome and Mozilla. Also Mozilla update their browser in every 2 weeks. For developers Mozilla has Developer version.
The new feature added by them is called as Electrolysis or E10s that is provided as a part of Mozilla multi process. Read what their blog says about it.
Also Google chrome doesn’t encourage users to use older versions of this software.And also you should download from their official site only. We rate this browser as 4/5
● Super fast Browser.
● Simple user interface.
● Many Add-ons are available.
● Huge consumption of RAM.
● Updates in two weeks.
● Firefox 47 Download
● Google Chrome
● Microsoft Edge Browser
● Safari Browser
● Opera Browser
● Sea Monkey Browser
● Torch Browser
Firefox is a free open source browser that means you can contribute to Mozilla for any bugs and suggestions.
● The official help and support site visit here
● Click here to ask question from Mozilla
● Visit Official blog site
● Learn using browser from here
● You can report your problems in these links