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Apparently there have been more than 50 million free downloads of Mozilla's open source Firefox Web browser. FCW's review team offered their take last month as part of a special report on open source software.

Sometimes less is more. Especially if it means you get a faster, trimmer Web browser that isn't subject to the crashes and security gaps that afflict the market-leading Microsoft Internet Explorer. Say hello to the Mozilla organization's Firefox, an open-source upstart that could well give Internet Explorer a run for its money.


I have been using Firefox for several months now — since just before the official version was released. Initially I was using both IE and Firefox, but then made the full switch. Overall, I like it a lot. Some pages don't come up as well as they do with Internet Explorer. My biggest issue, frankly, was that I use the toolbars often. In this job, I end up doing many a search, and the toolbar makes that search easily accessible. Firefox has a search box in the top right corner. But I missed my toolbar — I happen to use the Yahoo! toolbar because I end up using Yahoo! for all those e-mail lists that I don't want to clutter my FCW mail. But the folks at Yahoo came up with a Mozilla version of their toolbar that works great.

Overall it is an efficient Web browser.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on May 06, 2005 at 12:14 PM


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