Firefox Turns Five

by ZK on November 10, 2009


It’s been 5 years since Mozilla released its Firefox 1.0, the open source web browser has since then achieved amazing growth and community involvement from coders and developers around the globe.

Firefox has succeed to topple Microsoft’s IE that was grappling with security and vulnerability issues. Microsoft’s IE 6 was a big disaster when it launched with huge security bugs and issues, it was a nightmare for users using IE which constantly crashed. One of the prime reasons of exponential growth and usership for Firefox was
Microsoft’s lack of innovation and product development for IE.

Firefox now dominates 24.07% of the web browser market stealing share from Microsoft’s monopoly position in the last 5 years. Microsoft share now stands at 64.64% from a high of 100%.

To celebrate its 5 th birthday, its having loads of contests, you can post a photo or video of your project to Flickr with the tag ‘Firefox5′. The best video and photos will be rewarded with a cool Firefox swag.

You can also create a poster design around Firefox’s 5 th Birthday , that will help spread the word about Firefox and the community.

Thank you Firefox for bringing us a powerful web browser and Thank GOD I don’t have to ever go back to browsing with IE.

Download Firefox , it’s FREE


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tanmay@black friday specials November 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm

this is excellent post. written wonderfully . thanks. keep it up
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Tea November 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm

No way! I didnt know firefox was that old already!
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Lee Ka Hoong@Make Money Online November 12, 2009 at 7:24 pm

me too! I started using Firefox a year back and I had really good experience with it, its’ browsing speed is faster than IE.

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Jacques @ Web Design November 19, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Heheheheh! I bet you can not remember Netscape Navigator either! That was the original favourite browser that got deposed by IE and the code of which was used to establish FireFox upon. Now that is going back a good ten years!

Do Follow Blogs November 10, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Amazing achievment by the Firefox team because when it arrived IE and MS had been successful in killing all its competitors and in particular Netscape. FF has survived all threats – even from the friend and foe Chrome – and flying high!

oes tsetnoc November 10, 2009 at 11:09 pm

the team work of firfox making it best.. keep working

Sell Property Fast November 10, 2009 at 11:42 pm

It’s really amazing to complete five years between one of the top players like Microsoft IE, I personally think that the FireFox is really a wonderful Browsers, especially for its Addons!

game-girl November 11, 2009 at 1:21 am

I am glad to hear it.Five years is a remarkable anniversary for the Firefox.Successes to them!
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Paul@diabetis November 11, 2009 at 4:57 am

Congrats to Firefox!
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Davits November 11, 2009 at 5:58 am

Firefox is most popular browser nowadays. It’s really good news five yrs of firefox and release Firefox5.

Web Developer November 11, 2009 at 7:10 am

Firefox rocks , I am a Firefox addict …KILL IE

Business Cards Printing November 11, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Its growth is really amazing because for me, it’s the best browser. Happy 5th year Firefox! Cheers!

Kit Homes November 12, 2009 at 12:22 am

I like firefox too but a lot of the sites i go to play havoc with firefox so i use the worldbrowser mostly now,Google Chrome did my head in .
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P. Veazey@ air ambulance November 12, 2009 at 3:16 am

Hooray for Firefox! The best browser ever!

oes tsetnoc November 12, 2009 at 3:26 am

yeah!!! no one can beat firefox

Julia Celibataire November 12, 2009 at 5:02 am

5 years now?! Wow, that makes ME feel older! But yes, I cant remember the time without Firefox…Big up!
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may November 12, 2009 at 5:13 am

happy 5th anniversary to firefox. right now i am always using it with many seo plugins.
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reverse phone search November 12, 2009 at 9:03 am

Firefox is by far the most popular browser today and long it may continue.I will certainly download the latest version.

George November 12, 2009 at 10:08 am

Firfox has changed the way of browsing the world of internet.The availability of add-ons and extensions make it further strong.
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Lee Ka Hoong@Make Money Online November 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I’ve been using Firefox for quite some times and I love this browser because it’s faster than IE, I’m not sure how others experience the speed, but from my experience it’s faster than other browser.

I’m going to take a look on the contest, thanks for shouting it ZK! :)

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monikaSEO@college chemistry tutoring November 13, 2009 at 2:11 am

thanks for sharing this information i prefer Firefox for is incredible it changes the way of browsing.great.Firefox rocks..

ZK November 13, 2009 at 2:57 am

FireFox rocks , I can’t surf the web with any other browser

Mike Standing@Banner Design November 13, 2009 at 3:54 am

It truly rocks, especially when it comes to browsing the net, visiting so many websites like the forums which require log in details as the password option of the FF works great over the net compared with the rest of the main browsing applications.

Phaoloo November 13, 2009 at 4:39 am

Started using Firefox since ver 1.0. It’s amazingly that Firefox is just a five year old kid while IE may turn 15 or 16 years old.
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Dennis Edell November 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I must agree about its addons, like WP plugins it just keeps getting better. ;)
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Clayton Shumway November 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Love firefox…by far the fastest and most open UI of the browsers. Happy Birthday.

Freshers Job November 14, 2009 at 2:43 am

Thanks for sharing this information I prefer Firefox for browsing compare to Internet explorer. It is incredible browser
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senior dating services November 14, 2009 at 4:47 am

i am using Firefox since it was come into the light and i think its faster ,secure and user friendly as well.

Baby Slings November 17, 2009 at 1:24 am

I just love this new version.

oes tsetnoc November 17, 2009 at 7:03 am

I have been using firefox for more than 3 years instead of IE in my PC. And so far, I am very satisfied. For 5 years stand up, I hope FF is getting better than before.

Tetsuo_Zero November 18, 2009 at 3:16 am

Im a loyal fan of Firefox and have never looked back. I like the way it loads the page nice and fast.

floor heating systems November 19, 2009 at 11:27 am

Yes, there is amazing growth in Firefox. I only use Firefox since 2 years. Really it rocks. No one can beat it.

Ben Huebner November 19, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Firefox is my absolute favorit webbrowser!

But this may change in the future! Does anybody knows the Flock User (it´s compatible to firefox, but designed for Social Media integration and Blogging), it has some buggs at the moment, but I hope they will be fixed soon. I have tried it and it is very useful forall using blogging or social media to make money (or to have some fun).

Great post!

Jacques @ Web Design November 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I switched over to FireFox in 2005 and have not looked back since. It is gratifyinf that FF has cornered 25% of the market, but I feel that at 65% IE is still waaaay over-represented, and that their % marketshare will continue sliding. If IE didn’t come as bundled software I do feel that their figures would have been a lot worse a long time ago already!

oes tsetnoc November 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm

FireFox gives real competition with IE. When I started using Firefox, IE just came out of my mind and never came back

Kit Homes November 19, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I use firefox as my primary browser, but lately i have been trying to use features of certain web sites that require internet explorer.
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Camper Trailer November 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Not usually but just make sure it’s compatible with 3.0.8 because some of those themes are old and won’t work. There’s usually a description of what they’ve updated on their new themes.

Used trailers November 19, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Hey.. congrats..!! Being by 5 years old… firefox already and almost covered many essential areas on the webbing users. These are the successful and victorious performing years of firefox and more to this is still its going ahead with technologies..!!

Link building November 20, 2009 at 5:43 am

firefox is the best browser it is fast . it is the best, thanks for sharing
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Kit Homes November 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Select the pull down menu from the top called File, and near the bottom you will see the option “Work Offline”. Un-check this and you should be back in business.
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oes tsetnoc November 25, 2009 at 12:31 am

Yeah, they’re the best, fast. I always use it and I always keep them up to date.
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green laser pointers November 27, 2009 at 10:29 am

Firefox is the best for me. No one else.

Firefox Fan December 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Wow, I didn’t know that Firefox has only been around for about 5 years! I thought it was much older than that. When I think about it, I adopted the use of Firefox from the beginning and didn’t even know it.

Mike Portson December 7, 2009 at 2:28 am

Many people recommend me Chrome or Opera but I still can’t stop using good old Firefox. I know that every web browser has some good and some bad features but it is for me just the most comfortable to use Firefox. All those plugins and add-ons makes it just the best browser for me.

Poptropica December 8, 2009 at 8:34 pm

thanks for your information!!
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Web 2.0 December 12, 2009 at 8:02 am

This is my first time here and I really enjoyed your site, great work!

Radiant Floor Heating December 21, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Congrats. Started using a year ago and have not switched back since!

dave@home improvements December 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

The only reason IE is used by so many people is laziness, most computer users use PC’s and they all have IE as their default browser, when all they have to do is take 60 seconds and install the FOX..
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Lida February 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I like firefox too but a lot of the sites i go to play havoc with firefox so i use the worldbrowser mostly now!!

laser pointer May 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm

now i am using Firefox, it is very convinient to use. I think it is just the best one in world.

military laser pointer June 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm

i am an honest fans of Firefox. It’s functions are really very significant.
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astronomy laser pointer June 12, 2010 at 1:15 am

I would have to admit that Firefox is the best explorer that i have used. firefox is not only convenient to use but have very significant functions. it’s great!

brian October 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I love firefox, but find it kinda buggy at times…. often it says (not responding).

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