Firefox - Not just an 80's Movie Anymore

The Eastwood 1982 vehicle about stealing a top-secret aircraft is easily forgettable, but the Mozilla folks are hoping their new browser, also named Firefox, leaves a lasting impression -- especially on Microsoft and their IE users. Yesterday the company released...

November 10, 2004

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The Eastwood 1982 vehicle about stealing a top-secret aircraft is easily forgettable, but the Mozilla folks are hoping their new browser, also named Firefox, leaves a lasting impression -- especially on Microsoft and their IE users.

Yesterday the company released the final version of their new browser, with the hopes that scores of tired and frustrated Internet Explorer users will give it a spin, and perhaps even make it their browers of choice.

The idea doesn't seem so far fetched. Last month, a preview edition of the software was downloaded by more than 8 million people.

Besides being open-source, one of Firefox's strongest selling points -- a built in pop-up blocker.

I've got a copy and I'll be taking Firefox for a spin. I'll keep you posted in the coming days/weeks on my experiences with it.

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