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Mar 30, 2017
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Firefox Review

Sven Sorensen
Editors' Pick

The flagship web browser from Mozilla, descended from Netscape, running the Gecko engine at blazing speeds

A review of Firefox by Sven Sørensen

Firefox is by far one of the best browsers available thanks to its vast feature-set made available thanks to its addon community. Furthermore, its non-profit mission has made it a viable contender among web browsers.

Whether or not you're a newbie or seasoned PC user, your choice of Internet browser can really have an impact on how productive you are. Firefox and its huge list of extensions and addons make browsing the web easier and it offers much more functionality above and beyond what a web browser normally does.

The history of Mozilla and Firefox stems from the original Netscape browser from the 90s. After Netscape was eliminated, the source code of the browser continued to evolve into modern-day Mozilla Firefox which uses the Gecko rendering engine, different from the Trident and Webkit used by Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, respectively.

Mozilla Firefox can be customized to a large degree apart from its addon/extension support. That means you can theme the browser, customize the display of bookmarks (we love the quick links).

Firefox is also excellent at keeping up with the latest web standards and naturally supports HTML5 and HTML5 video -- a huge step forward and away from bug-ridden Adobe Flash.

Overall, Firefox is an excellent browser which we highly recommend to anybody using their PC to browse the world wide web. Firefox is fast, safe, secure and most important, free.

We highly recommend Firefox.

Firefox features and highlights:
  • Aero peek capability
  • Many features designed to improve security
  • Sandbox security model
  • A phishing detector, powered by Google
  • Supports tabbed browsing, which allows users to open several pages in one window
  • Permits the "homepage" to be a list of URLs delimited with vertical bars
  • Supports more tabbed browsing features, including a tab overflow solution that keeps the user's tabs easily accessible
  • Includes integrated customizable pop-up blocking
  • Private browsing feature allows for anonymous browsing that isn't saved
  • Integrated customizable download manager is also included
  • Live Bookmarks allow users to dynamically monitor changes to their favorite news sources
  • Session Restore feature restores windows, tabs, text typed in forms

Mozilla Firefox is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from internet browsers without restrictions. Mozilla Firefox 52.0.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  • Firefox Download
  • Freeware Internet Browsers
  • Major release: Firefox 52

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Mozilla.

Firefox has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Firefox has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Firefox 52.0.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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