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Author: humanx | Friday June 25, 2004
It is a good day when your favorite browser Firefox is released with a new version. Firefox .9 is out.
The wizards of Mozilla must have unlocked the basements and released some Assembly programmers or did they actually program Firefox in true binary, because damn is it fast. The skill and experience of this team of developers shows its face with Firefox 0.9.
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Firefox has been slowly becoming the unstoppable browser. I thought release .8 had reached peak performance and would begin to decline in speed as new functions were added to later releases. I guess I was wrong.
When first booted Firefox .9 the first thing you notice is its pep. Fresh boot is fast, cached boot is lightning. Load a page, and you now know this browser is unchallenged.
Some background information. I first found Firefox .7 sometime ago when I was looking for an alternative to IE at work for the sole reason of avoiding everything that plagues windows on the Internet. I switched to Netscape on both Windows and Linux and was satisfied for a while, but I finally got tired of the little annoyances. I headed over to Mozilla and there I found my greatest tool, Firefox.
Windows users should seriously consider Firefox from the standpoint of security. They will be quite happy with the speed, I assure you. Now throw in the array of plugins and you will never turn back. What kind of plugins are offered? Calenders, Source Readers, Bookmark management and much, much more.
Linux users will love Firefox because of its raw speed and small footprint. Firefox is also a development tool. Yes you can develop software applications with Firefox. There is nothing you cannot do with this incredible browser.
As I said in the Firefox .8 review, and I will say it again, I have switched to Firefox completely. It is the fastest browser and I believe it is also the most stable. Install Firefox and kiss popups goodbye, enjoy tabbed browsing and indulge in the countless addons available. The browser displayed on this page was modified using the Noia Theme.
I can tell you that I make every effort to get EVERYONE to use this browser. Windows, Linux, Mac - Especially Windows users. This browser is fast, stable, it is the dream browser. I want to sit and convince you of its strengths. Once you find something great, you want to share. But alas, proof is in the pooding ladies and gentlemen. Download, install and agree with me.
Next, give Thunderbird a try. Thunderbird is Mozillas cross platforms mail client. It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. It is fast and has built in adaptive spam control. I have not had a chance to thoroughly review this version, but, I have been using it since version .5 and it is an excellet mail client.