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News & For Sale “Firefox Is Five Years Old” by m1cnBot

 
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m1cnBot 9 years ago on 11/09/09

Story Originally Posted By: John Booty

Article PictureThis isn't geek-related news but today, Mozilla Firefox is five years old.

What's truly remarkable about Firefox is that it's improved your web experience even if you're not one of the 24% of web users using it. Before Firefox started gaining market share, Microsoft had disbanded the Internet Explorer team and had no further updates to Internet Explorer 6 planned. It was largely the release of Firefox and looming competition on the browser front that spurred Microsoft to release IE7 and IE8 which, while still lagging Firefox and Chrome in areas, were vast improvements over the abysmal IE6.

Thank you, Mozilla, for making the web a better place! You've made so much possible.

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Mark Argent 9 years ago on 11/09/09
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I don't even remember what browser I was using in late 2004. Possibly Netscape.
PS: Wait, no...I was using MOZILLA! fsdajklf;adsfkl;

http://www-archive.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/
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John Booty 9 years ago on 11/09/09
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Mozilla Suite was promising but sooooo big and slow.

Before the Firefox/Firebird/Phoenix betas, I was mostly an Opera guy at the time but used Mozilla Suite for some things.

I think I first used Firefox/Firebird/Phoenix at version 0.2. I wasn't going to mention it because it sounded like nerd wang-measuring, but really, it was actually a very usable browser even in those days because they were starting with a fully-functional browser (Mozilla Suite) and tearing things OUT...
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Nowhere Man 9 years ago on 11/09/09
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I remember the day when my Mozilla Suite told me that it was being discontinued and to start using the Firefox (Firebird) betas and to check out the Thunderbird beta when it was released.
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John Booty 9 years ago on 11/10/09
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Starfire Is Five Years Old



Mentally
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Walter! 9 years ago on 11/10/09
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How old is the Firefox for black people?
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John Booty 9 years ago on 11/10/09
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The Firefox for black people from the Dominican Republic says it's 23, but it's really 35.
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Adonis 9 years ago on 11/10/09
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I used Opera before Firefox. Actually, I don't think I used Firefox much until Firefox 2 came out.
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Remember Lommy Greenhands 9 years ago on 11/10/09
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I love that this isn't "geek related news."

Haha, Firefox, you alright!
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Nowhere Man 9 years ago on 11/10/09
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John Booty said:
Starfire Is Five Years Old



Mentally


I can't decide if that's better or worse than the five year old in your belly.
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Al Paradise 9 years ago on 11/11/09
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Firefox rules!
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PrinceLaharl 9 years ago on 11/12/09
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After having to do a system restore on the computer I have now, I officially hate Internet Explorer 6.0; I had accidently dled a virus which basically kept me from going on the web, and thanks to the sr, I'm gonna find and install Firefox.

Bill Gates, may you burn in hell for all eternity you rat bastard.
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Nowhere Man 9 years ago on 11/12/09
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Using system restore was your first mistake. It's the first place a virus replicates itself. Should always turn it off and keep regular backups of your data.
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umaburk 9 years ago on 11/12/09
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i thought that movie was so much older.
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X-Wing @Aliciousness 9 years ago on 11/15/09
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I am so glad this is the first I'm hearing about the Firefox for black people. It's like going out for coffee and coming back to find out you missed the hurricane.
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John Booty 9 years ago on 11/15/09
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PrinceLaharl said:
After having to do a system restore on the computer I have now, I officially hate Internet Explorer 6.0; I had accidently dled a virus which basically kept me from going on the web, and thanks to the sr, I'm gonna find and install Firefox.

Bil...
You were using Internet Explorer 6 in 2009?
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ThatguyChris 9 years ago on 11/16/09
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John Booty said:
You were using Internet Explorer 6 in 2009?


QFT. As much as I hate IE, this was your first mistake, as the newer versions are slightly less terrible, although they're still awful.

PS: I became a firefox convert as soon as I had my first taste and saw the clear superiority it offered. Until then, I used IE.
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Nowhere Man 9 years ago on 11/16/09
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IE8 is catching up to Firefox security-wise but it still needs Greasemonkey and a decent ad blocker.
 
 
rspeed 9 years ago on 11/26/09
Starfire said:
IE8 is catching up to Firefox security-wise but it still needs Greasemonkey and a decent ad blocker.


Yeah, but even IE 9 won't come close to the standards support in every single other motherfucking browser in existence.
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Gattsu 9 years ago on 11/28/09
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I was a doubter at first but now I AM A BELIEVER! (of firefox)

Can I get a Hallelujah?

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