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9 November, 2009

Firefox turns 5


Five years on this Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 1.0 to public, a major new product since Mozilla Suite (then known as Mozilla Application Suite, now known as Seamonkey) first released in June 2002. The major difference between Firefox and Mozilla Suite? Firefox is just the web browser. Later Mozilla Foundation created a Mozilla Corporation, and dropped the development of Mozilla Suite (Seamonkey).

Back then, SillyDog701 was focused on Netscape. Netscape (browser) was not dead yet. Netscape 7.2 was the latest Netscape browser, and Netscape Browser Review Program (Netscape 8) surfaced to air a week later.

The support forum - SillyDog701 Message Centre was of course focused on Netscape browser's development. Mozilla shifts its focus on Firefox, but SD701 did not fellow Firefox that closely.

Well, Netscape 8, a browser that has two engines, both Internet Explorer and Firefox engines did not success. The idea was very good personally I believe as it allows users to browse almost every site on the web without facing any issues. Somehow people don't like that idea.

Back then, I was using a PowerMac G4 and a PowerBook G4.

For the record, I started hosting Netscape Browser Archive since July 1999, and it has been a bit over 10 years now.

related links:
Firefox 1.0 is here! wait is over (MozInfo701, 9 Nov 2004)
Netscape Browser Review programme (MozInfo701, 16 Nov 2004)

Posted by Antony on 9 November 2009 9:25 PM | website related

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The Firefox have provided excellent surfing experience for the web-users over these 5 years.I wish they continue their fabulous job by providing advanced features in future versions of Firefox.
Posted by akkus on 9 November 2009 11:06 PM.
Wow! Five years old already. I switched to Firefox in 2004 (after being a longtime Netscape user) the release version was 0.9. I remember it looked really cool with the Noia 2 theme. I use Safari these days though, have done since 2007.
Posted by MacMan on 10 November 2009 2:08 AM.
Ah, the simple days. Hard to believe that Firefox is now 5!!! I remember when I first started using it, I was blown out of the water!
Posted by John Egenhofer on 11 November 2009 11:06 AM.
Hey I had not any idea about this news of Fire fox.This is a good news.Its really good to read about Firefox 1.0.Thank you very much for sharing this with us.
Posted by nutrition sportive on 14 November 2009 9:06 PM.
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