Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser that makes browsing more efficient than ever before. Firefox includes pop-up blocking; a tab-browsing; integrated Google searching; simplified privacy controls that let you cover your tracks more effectively; a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser; and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.


  • Improved Tabbed Browsing
  • Spell Checking
  • Search Suggestions
  • Session Restore
  • Web Feeds (RSS)
  • Live Titles
  • Live Bookmarks
  • Pop-up Blocker
  • Streamlined Interface
  • Phishing Protection
  • Automated Update
  • Protection from Spyware and more....
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While the memory issue continues to plague Fx users, I must say that Firefox is a very nice browser. I do agree with those that prefer Opera who say that Opera is better on memory usage. I wonder what Fx 3 final will bring though... Fx 3 Beta 1 was already pretty awesome from what I've read. I hope some more memory leaks are fixed between Beta 1 and the final.

liang852 said,
No, I prefer Opera. Firefox is a good browser, but I don't really care whose the "best" anyway.

+1......Opera is better than Firefox for what concerns "Memory Usage"....but Firefox is an excellent browser for sure......

i50000 said,
So everybody agrees that Firefox is the best browser ever made?

No, they built it then Flock made it better, it's streets ahead of firefox IMO.

Flock + Adblock Plus is the best browsing experience and visually far more appealing.

this is final people check the link it's under the "realeases" section ;)

just manually download it i rarely use the in browser update function as i prefer having a copy of the browser for future installation etc.

DigitalE said,
Why don't they call it Firefox 2.0.1?

Because of the versioning system they use:
M - major version
m - minor version
R - revision
B - build

It is only a new build, a minor bugfix release, not something of noteworthy improvement, which is why the revision number wasn't changed.

"Check for updates" says I have the most current version (.9) and the home page still has it on there too.

Release notes page sez:
Release Date: November 19, 2007

Version: Firefox RC1

Firefox assumes that any password you set as being valid for a given domain on a given remote machine is valid for any page of the same domain that same machine serves, not just the one you initially logged in on. It does that because if it didn't, you'd have to log in again every time you surfed to a different page within that same website. Which would just be ridiculous.
So while this technically may be a "flaw" it's not something that can be easily gotten around.

JiveMasterT said,
This is only a Release Candidate.

No, it's a final version, just look at the link.

Gus. said,
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071115 Firefox/

The date is when the Gecko has been compiled, which does not mean they haven't fixed bugs since that date.

Are you sure? The site says RC all over it. Last time the gun was jumped the developers scolded the community for claiming final code was out when in fact it was not.

JiveMasterT said,
Are you sure? The site says RC all over it. Last time the gun was jumped the developers scolded the community for claiming final code was out when in fact it was not.

The way you talk looks like you think what's on the Release Notes page is what matters, no, in fact as everyone (...) knows the versions always come first and then they update the page.

The developers don't want much attention (there's no news here for anyone...), can you tell me why? I think it's easy to understand.

And yes, i'm sure this is Final.

Tip: Google is your friend

But if you're using Mac OS 10.5 Leopard, be sure to download this. It includes the drop-down fix, which also fixes some other oddities, as well.