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Monday, February 16, 2004
Firefox 0.8

Good news from Mozilla!

Mozilla.org released Firefox 0.8 on February 9. It is a renamed upgrade to the popular Mozilla Firebird web browser. Firefox is faster, safer, and better than Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). The speed difference is very obvious with a cable connection. With a dial-up connection, Internet Exporer crawls in comparison to Firefox.

Mozilla's web browsers have not been plagued by the security problems that have been such a problem with IE.

I really like tabbed browsing. You can CTRL click or right click on links and open them in new tabs. It is quick and fast to go back and forth between pages by clicking the tabs at the top of the page. While you are reading one page, another can be opening in the background. You still have the option of opening links in a new window.

Firefox is free. More info is at the Mozilla website. Download it and try it out. If you prefer it to IE, you can make it your default browser.


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