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Why You Should Use Firefox 3.0.5 ?

Friday, December 19, 2008

What is Firefox?

Firefox is a free, open-source web browser for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and is based on the Mozilla codebase. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over Internet Explorer. Read more about the browser at the Firefox Features Page.

What is Mozilla?

Mozilla is an open-source web browser and toolkit, designed for standards compliance, performance and portability. The Mozilla Foundation coordinates the development and testing of the Firefox browser by providing discussion forums, software engineering tools, releases and bug tracking. For more about mozilla.org, read Mozilla at a Glance.

Is Firefox more secure than Internet Explorer?

Yes, Firefox and all other Mozilla-based products are more secure. Why? Here is a list of the most important reasons:
  • It is not integrated with Windows, which helps prevent viruses and hackers from causing damage if they somehow manage to compromise Firefox.
  • There is no support for VBScript and ActiveX, two technologies which are the reasons for many IE security holes.
  • No spyware/adware software can automatically install in Firefox just by visiting a web site.
  • Firefox doesn't use Microsoft's Java VM, which has a history of more flaws than other Java VMs.
  • You have complete control over cookies.
Is Firefox free?

Yes! Firefox is open source software, meaning that anyone has the right to download and use the browser for free, to distribute it unmodified to other people, and even to view and modify the source code under the terms of the Mozilla Public License.

Where can I download Firefox?

To download Firefox, go to getfirefox.com.

How do I install Firefox?

See the release notes for more information.

How do I uninstall Firefox?

If you installed Firefox using the installer for Windows, just uninstall it using the "Add or Remove Programs" applet in the Windows Control Panel. If you installed Firefox using the compressed archives, just remove the folder you unzipped it to. Optionally, remove the profile folder, which contains all your bookmarks and settings.

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