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Thursday, June 19, 2008

S&T Watch-11: 'New Firefox in download record'

San Francisco: Mozilla on Tuesday (June 17, 2008) released an improved version of its Firefox web browser that has gained popularity as a free alternative to Microsoft’s ubiquitous Internet Explorer.

Mozilla said Firefox 3 promises Internet surfing that is fast, secure and easy to customize because it is designed to adapt to people’s online activities.

The company claimed that the new Firefox version, available in 50 languages, is at least twice as fast as its predecessor and boasts “15,000 improvements” including malware protection.

“We are really proud of Firefox 3 and it just shows what a committed, energized global community can do when they work together,” Mozilla chief executive John Lilly said in a release.

Interest in the California-based organization’s new-generation browser was so intense before its release on Tuesday that traffic to the Mozilla website caused it to crash. Free downloads of Firefox 3 started at
http://getfirefox.com after the problem was fixed.

Firefox 3 is available free for computers using Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OSX operating systems – AFP.

Courtesy: The Hindu, Madurai, June 19, 2008.
Grateful thanks to AFP and The Hindu.

For a detailed article on ‘Web Browsers’ from Wikipedia, click:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_browsers

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