Document Sample
Mozilla_Firefox_Overview_of_A_Decade Powered By Docstoc
					Mozilla Firefox Overview of A Decade

Word Count:

The Mozilla Firefox web browser has taken the previously dormant browsing
market by storm and woken the slumbering giant Microsoft. The Mozilla
browser now owns 15-20% of the browser market and continues to grow as
the default alternative to IE.

firefox, mozilla, web browsers, mozilla firefox

Article Body:
Without a doubt Mozilla Firefox is the most favorite browser   in the world
at this moment, but this was not always the case, there were   times when
there were not a lot of options in terms of web browsers and   the choices
were limited to Netscape navigator and Internet explorer but   that has all
changed in the last decade with Mozilla gaining quick ground   and fast
becoming the most user-friendly and technically advanced web   browser.

Not many realize but on 31st march 2008 Mozilla completed its 10th
anniversary, 31/3/1998 the date of official release of Mozilla, on this
date the first code of Mozilla became available as an open source to
general public, 10 years ago this was a huge step, when most of the
corporate giants were looking for monopolizing the market with their
products, here was a new organization that one day hoped to make it big
with their open source code product.
It was not that this was the first such idea to come about, there were
success stories of Linux and BSD OS to count on and that was perhaps the
inspiration for Mozilla Firefox.
What’s so great about Mozilla is that it granted an open license, so that
people could use or modify the code as required to create something new,
this at the very inception was thought to be a suicidal step but in
hindsight perhaps it turned out to be the biggest plus point of this
Many inputs and modifications were made to the original code to achieve
what we know of Mozilla today, what started out as an idea 10 years ago,
has shown the world the power of small ideas and how everything great is
just an idea at its very inception.
During its first decade Mozilla not only broke many notions like an open
source cannot work, or doubts on quality of an open source product versus
a closed source code product kept under legal wraps, limited popularity
of something developed using such a code. It has today become the choice
of over 170 million netizens laying to death any doubts and apprehensions
that were associated with open source products, It is the biggest most
comprehensive and technologically advanced project that’s open source.
It has time and again set in newer standards in the technology of web
browsers be it proxy settings or tabbed browsing etc to name a few.
It has set the standards for what a web browser should have, and how to
make it more user friendly, in terms of customization of looks or
integrated search box, what Mozilla Firefox has done today the so called
major corporations have followed tomorrow. Mozilla has been more secure
than its nearest rival, not to mention the various plug-ins and other
enhancements that have been developed by coders and programmers to make
Mozilla the most customizable web browser ever, and all this has become
possible because of its open source license!
Incase you still do not have Mozilla Firefox I strongly suggest you
download Firefox right now it will make a world of difference to your
browsing experience.
Mozilla has always been about transparency and it has always stood by
people coaxing them to think and visualize big for visions do come true.