Today is the 6th birthday of Mozilla Firefox, most popular web browser of the world.
Firefox 1.0 was released on November 9, 2004 which was supposed to lightweight and more secure than IE 6. At that time, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6, was the most prominent browser.
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser managed by Mozilla Corporation. As of October 2010, Firefox is the second most widely used browser, with 30% of worldwide usage share of web browsers.
The latest Firefox features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (also known as "geolocation") based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses Google by default in most localizations.
The next major version Firefox 4 is going to launch soon. The new version will bring several important improvements: HTML5 support, redesigned user interface, multi-touch functionality, hardware-accelerated HD video and improved support for add-ons through Jetpack, according to Mashable.
Happy Birthday Firefox !
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