This Day, That Year – September 23

This Day, That Year – September 23

This day in history we feature Mozilla Firefox. The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) is released on this day in 2002.

Trivia – Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. It uses the Gecko rendering engine to display web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. In November 2017, Firefox began incorporating new technology under the code name Quantum to promote parallelism and a more intuitive user interface. Firefox is available for Windows 7 and later versions, macOS, and Linux. Its unofficial ports are available for various Unix and Unix-like operating systems, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, illumos, and Solaris Unix. It is also available for Android and iOS. An optimized version is also available on the Amazon Fire TV, as one of the two main browsers available with Amazon’s Silk Browser.

Related read – Firefox browser gives you more privacy when surfing online

Firefox was created in 2002 under the code name “Phoenix” by the Mozilla community members who desired a standalone browser, rather than the Mozilla Application Suite bundle. During its beta phase, it proved to be popular with its testers and was praised for its speed, security, and add-ons compared to Microsoft’s then-dominant Internet Explorer 6. It was released on November 9, 2004, and challenged Internet Explorer’s dominance with 60 million downloads within nine months. It is the spiritual successor of Netscape Navigator, as the Mozilla community was created by Netscape in 1998 before their acquisition by AOL.

Source – Wikipedia

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