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Firefox was originally developed as an offshoot of the Mozilla Browser project, developed by [[Netscape]], as a lightweight version of the software.  The original Mozilla browser was extremely feature rich, including such things as an [[HTML]] editor, which created a large and correspondingly slow piece of software.  Firefox has gone through several name changes, all due to existing trademarks.  It was originally named ''Phoenix'', then ''Firebird'' and finally ''Firefox''.
 
Firefox was originally developed as an offshoot of the Mozilla Browser project, developed by [[Netscape]], as a lightweight version of the software.  The original Mozilla browser was extremely feature rich, including such things as an [[HTML]] editor, which created a large and correspondingly slow piece of software.  Firefox has gone through several name changes, all due to existing trademarks.  It was originally named ''Phoenix'', then ''Firebird'' and finally ''Firefox''.
  
Since its original release in 2002, Firefox has had a continued increase in the market share of web browsers until 2009, then a small decline due to competition from [[Google Chrome]].  Exact numbers are difficult to determine, but as of November 2012 worldwide, Firefox had a 24% share<ref>[http://marketshare.hitslink.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=0 Browser market share]</ref>, and as of November 2012, 28.5% in Europe.<ref>[http://en.atinternet.com/Resources/Surveys/Browser-Barometer/Browser-Barometer-April-2011/index-1-2-3-236.aspx AT Internet Institute - Article]</ref>
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Since its original release in 2002, Firefox has had a continued increase in the market share of web browsers until 2009, then a small decline due to competition from [[Google Chrome]].  Exact numbers are difficult to determine, but as of November 2012 worldwide, Firefox had a 24% share,<ref>[http://marketshare.hitslink.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=0 Browser market share]</ref> and as of November 2012, 28.5% in Europe.<ref>[http://en.atinternet.com/Resources/Surveys/Browser-Barometer/Browser-Barometer-April-2011/index-1-2-3-236.aspx AT Internet Institute - Article]</ref>
  
The browser is officially supported in over 70 languages<ref>[http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html Firefox International Versions]</ref>, and is available for the different versions of Microsoft [[Windows]], [[Apple Inc.|Apple]] Mac [[OS X]], and [[Linux]] operating systems.  Unofficial builds are available for Sun Microsystems Solaris, BSD, and other operating systems.
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The browser is officially supported in over 70 languages,<ref>[http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html Firefox International Versions]</ref> and is available for the different versions of Microsoft [[Windows]], [[Apple Inc.|Apple]] Mac [[OS X]], and [[Linux]] operating systems.  Unofficial builds are available for Sun Microsystems Solaris, BSD, and other operating systems.
  
 
==Advantages==
 
==Advantages==
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== Political Stance and boycotts of the Mozilla browser ==
 
== Political Stance and boycotts of the Mozilla browser ==
  
The Mozilla Foundation, which develops the web browser, supports the [[gay agenda]]. After CEO Brendan Eich, the creator of the programming language [[javascript]]<ref>http://www.quirksmode.org/js/intro.html</ref>, was exposed as opposing [[same-sex marriage]] in California's [[Proposition 8]] campaign, he was forced to resign.<ref>Ashburn, Lauren. "Mozilla CEO out for Opposing Gay Marriage." Fox News. FOX News Network, 3 Apr. 2014. Web. 25 Jan. 2015. <http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/03/mozilla-ceo-out-for-opposing-gay-marriage>.</ref> He held the same exact view as the Obama did nevertheless, selective outrage is the liberal way.
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The Mozilla Foundation, which develops the web browser, supports the [[gay agenda]]. After CEO Brendan Eich, the creator of the programming language [[javascript]],<ref>http://www.quirksmode.org/js/intro.html</ref> was exposed as opposing [[same-sex marriage]] in California's [[Proposition 8]] campaign, he was forced to resign.<ref>Ashburn, Lauren. "Mozilla CEO out for Opposing Gay Marriage." Fox News. FOX News Network, 3 Apr. 2014. Web. 25 Jan. 2015. <http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/03/mozilla-ceo-out-for-opposing-gay-marriage>.</ref> He held the same exact view as the Obama did nevertheless, selective outrage is the liberal way.
  
 
=== Boycotts of the Mozilla browser ===
 
=== Boycotts of the Mozilla browser ===
  
Some conservatives/libertarians are encouraging people to uninstall Firefox and instead use open-source web browsers based on Mozilla Firefox or use other browser alternatives. <ref>[http://voxday.blogspot.de/2014/05/why-brendan-eich-had-to-go.html Why Brendan Eich has to got]</ref><ref>[http://dennisprager.com/uninstall-firefox/ Uninstall Firefox]</ref>  For example, [[Vox Day]] is encourage people to migrate to the [[Pale Moon]] browser which is based on the Mozilla Firefox browser and [[Dennis Prager]] encouraged people to uninstall Firefox.<ref>[http://voxday.blogspot.de/2014/05/why-brendan-eich-had-to-go.html Why Brendan Eich has to got]
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Some conservatives/libertarians are encouraging people to uninstall Firefox and instead use open-source web browsers based on Mozilla Firefox or use other browser alternatives.<ref>[http://voxday.blogspot.de/2014/05/why-brendan-eich-had-to-go.html Why Brendan Eich has to got]</ref><ref>[http://dennisprager.com/uninstall-firefox/ Uninstall Firefox]</ref>  For example, [[Vox Day]] is encourage people to migrate to the [[Pale Moon]] browser which is based on the Mozilla Firefox browser and [[Dennis Prager]] encouraged people to uninstall Firefox.<ref>[http://voxday.blogspot.de/2014/05/why-brendan-eich-had-to-go.html Why Brendan Eich has to got]
 
*[http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/04/under-pale-moon.html Under a Pale Moon]
 
*[http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/04/under-pale-moon.html Under a Pale Moon]
 
*[http://www.voxday.blogspot.com/2014/04/fumigating-firefox.html Fumigating the Firefox]
 
*[http://www.voxday.blogspot.com/2014/04/fumigating-firefox.html Fumigating the Firefox]
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There are other browsers based on Firefox such as the Comodo [[IceDragon]] browser and the [[Waterfox]] browser (which is reportedly faster than the Firefox browser).<ref>[http://www.myce.com/news/version-34-0-of-faster-64-bit-version-of-firefox-released-73843/ Version 34.0 of faster 64-bit version of Firefox released]</ref><ref>[https://www.waterfoxproject.org/ Waterfox browser website]</ref> The [http://bitcoinist.net/brave-web-browser-early-look-faster-firefox-bitcoin-integration Brave web Browser is 27% Faster] than the Firefox browser.
 
There are other browsers based on Firefox such as the Comodo [[IceDragon]] browser and the [[Waterfox]] browser (which is reportedly faster than the Firefox browser).<ref>[http://www.myce.com/news/version-34-0-of-faster-64-bit-version-of-firefox-released-73843/ Version 34.0 of faster 64-bit version of Firefox released]</ref><ref>[https://www.waterfoxproject.org/ Waterfox browser website]</ref> The [http://bitcoinist.net/brave-web-browser-early-look-faster-firefox-bitcoin-integration Brave web Browser is 27% Faster] than the Firefox browser.
  
==See Also==
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==See also==
 
* [[Tails (operating system)]] and [[TOR]] [[Firefox]] [[browser]] [[encryption]] for [[Internet]] [[anonymity]] to protect [[unalienable rights]]
 
* [[Tails (operating system)]] and [[TOR]] [[Firefox]] [[browser]] [[encryption]] for [[Internet]] [[anonymity]] to protect [[unalienable rights]]
  
==External Links==
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==External links==
 
*[http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox Firefox Home Page]
 
*[http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox Firefox Home Page]
 
*[http://developer.mozilla.org Programming Center]
 
*[http://developer.mozilla.org Programming Center]
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[[Category:Open Source]]
 
[[Category:Open Source]]
 
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Mozilla Firefox v43.0.4 running on Windows 7.
Mozilla Firefox v2.0 running on Windows Vista.
Firefox redirects here. For the novel and film of this title, see Firefox (novel and film). For other uses, see Firefox (disambiguation).

Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The software is licensed under the Mozilla Public License version 2.0 and is one of the main competitors of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, along with Google Chrome.. The current stable release is version 34.0.5.

Firefox was originally developed as an offshoot of the Mozilla Browser project, developed by Netscape, as a lightweight version of the software. The original Mozilla browser was extremely feature rich, including such things as an HTML editor, which created a large and correspondingly slow piece of software. Firefox has gone through several name changes, all due to existing trademarks. It was originally named Phoenix, then Firebird and finally Firefox.

Since its original release in 2002, Firefox has had a continued increase in the market share of web browsers until 2009, then a small decline due to competition from Google Chrome. Exact numbers are difficult to determine, but as of November 2012 worldwide, Firefox had a 24% share,[1] and as of November 2012, 28.5% in Europe.[2]

The browser is officially supported in over 70 languages,[3] and is available for the different versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems. Unofficial builds are available for Sun Microsystems Solaris, BSD, and other operating systems.

Advantages

Mozilla Firefox is a fairly fast, stable browser with plenty of options. As a product of Mozilla's sizable open source community, it is unlikely to contain any major bugs. It also can be customized with a variety of addons from Mozilla's library. Third party plugins may also be added to the browser.

Disadvantages

When compared to Chromium, this browser does not perform quite as quickly. Although addons are plentiful and easy to create, they must be frequently updated, or the browser will disable them. Additionally, Mozilla has taken a very liberal political stance, which some find hard to agree with. For these reasons, some opt for forks of Firefox.

Political Stance and boycotts of the Mozilla browser

The Mozilla Foundation, which develops the web browser, supports the gay agenda. After CEO Brendan Eich, the creator of the programming language javascript,[4] was exposed as opposing same-sex marriage in California's Proposition 8 campaign, he was forced to resign.[5] He held the same exact view as the Obama did nevertheless, selective outrage is the liberal way.

Boycotts of the Mozilla browser

Some conservatives/libertarians are encouraging people to uninstall Firefox and instead use open-source web browsers based on Mozilla Firefox or use other browser alternatives.[6][7] For example, Vox Day is encourage people to migrate to the Pale Moon browser which is based on the Mozilla Firefox browser and Dennis Prager encouraged people to uninstall Firefox.[8]

There are other browsers based on Firefox such as the Comodo IceDragon browser and the Waterfox browser (which is reportedly faster than the Firefox browser).[9][10] The Brave web Browser is 27% Faster than the Firefox browser.

See also

External links

References

  1. Browser market share
  2. AT Internet Institute - Article
  3. Firefox International Versions
  4. http://www.quirksmode.org/js/intro.html
  5. Ashburn, Lauren. "Mozilla CEO out for Opposing Gay Marriage." Fox News. FOX News Network, 3 Apr. 2014. Web. 25 Jan. 2015. <http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/03/mozilla-ceo-out-for-opposing-gay-marriage>.
  6. Why Brendan Eich has to got
  7. Uninstall Firefox
  8. Why Brendan Eich has to got
  9. Version 34.0 of faster 64-bit version of Firefox released
  10. Waterfox browser website