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02
Sep
2009
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FIREFOX is Open source and that means that the source code for the program is available to anyone who cares to download it. Any programmer can use the initial code to develop FireFox, whether they are creating customized options for themselves or working to improve the browser for all users. Being open source makes FireFox infinitely adaptable.

Some of FireFox's specialized features include pop-up blockers and advanced privacy settings. FireFox also offers tabbed browsing. You can open more than one website in your browser window and tabs on the screen allow you to easily switch between them.

The browser also has several advanced search options. There is a Google search built into the toolbar, but that's not necessarily unique. What makes FireFox stand out is the ability to create Smart Keywords that will work with your favorite sites the same way a Google toolbar search does. You can go straight to the information you want without having to visit unnecessary websites and menus. In addition, a specialized Find bar allows you to search for text within a site without having to bring up any additional editing prompts.
 

FireFox can be a highly personalized browser. And not just for programmers who can download the source code and tweak the browser to fit their needs. The average user can modify their toolbar look and settings and download extensions and themes. Themes simply change the look of the browser while extensions provide additional capabilities like mouse gestures or games.

Hoping to win computer users over from other browsers, FireFox features quick downloading and easy importability of settings like bookmarks and passwords from other products.

It´s FASTER!

Simply said: Websites load faster with FIREFOX! ND loads much faster with FIREFOX! It is simply F-A-S-T-E-R! Try it yourself!

Originality

In the most recent version of IE 7/8, you'll find a lot of cool new features - unfortunately, almost all of these features have been in Firefox for years now. With Firefox, you'll have the latest and best features straight out of the box.

Cleaner Interface

Firefox's interface is clean, and easy to use. Additionally, you have the ability to customize the navigation to just about any specification, as well as easily implementing thousands of new themes to personalize Firefox.

Easy to Use

If you know how to use Internet Explorer, you'll know how to use Firefox - all of the keyboard shortcuts are the same, and Firefox will import your bookmarks and settings for you, meaning no learning curve for you. Just download and surf.

Free and Open

Firefox is completely free and supported by a dedicated community of developers to constantly make it better. since it's "open source", that means that anyone can make improvements to the software and could possibly make it into the next release of Firefox.

Customization with Plugins and Extensions

The real power of Firefox lies in it's added functionality through the use of 'extensions'. Thousands of developers program small additional tools for the browser that allow you to do almost whatever your heart desires, and make your life easier.

Security

Internet Explorer's integration of ActiveX and Active Scripting allows websites to install programs and control your browser - taking the power away from you and giving it to unsecure websites.

Web Standards

IE ignores many web conventions, making your web experience worse.

Crashes

If you use Internet Explorer, you've seen it crash, and its tight integration with Windows generally means that it may take the rest of your computer with it. Thats is a fact.

Our valuable Editor ND has been with us since Monday, 15 June 2009.

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