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    Oct 16

    In 1995, when the World Wide Web really started to boom, with its Internet browser Netscape had a market share of around 80% – an unassailable, so it seemed. But then, Microsoft has invested heavily in the development of Internet Explorer, which is coupled with the operating system and then brought below 3 per cent to over 95% in 2003. When Netscape was the browser war, thought lost long ago. 1998 AOL bought Netscape Corporation and the company released the source code for Netscape Communicator – the Mozilla project was born. At this point, the Mozilla Suite was composed of browser, e-mail and news components, HTML editor and chat program. This composition was maintained for several years. The strategy: Mozilla should be a product that is possible, covering all the needs of Internet users. In addition, the programmers developed the code not only continue, but wrote parts from scratch. Yet by 2002, the developers decided on a new approach. March separately with the motto “united to win” were the functions of the Mozilla Suitevarious projects divided. If one of the portly battleship no progress, then maybe nimble with several speedboats. They promised to them faster boot times and reduced demands on system resources. In addition, the individual components could be developed faster and more concentrated. The e-mail and news component, was named Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Sunbird, the calendar function and the HTML editor Nvu. And the browser Sure, it was Mozilla Firefox. First, the browser, however, was Phoenix, but because of the US-American complained BIOS manufacturer, Phoenix Technologies, the name was changed in Firebird. Finally, a phoenix from the ashes is also a kind of Firebird. Unfortunately, there was another open-source project with the same name, so that not even one years later, a re-renaming is necessary. Namesake for the final name was the red fox, whose name, translated from Chinese into English, is just Firefox. In the last name change, the end of 2004, was the 1.0 version of Firefoxpublished. The new browser is not running only on Windows and Macintosh systems, but also among various Linux distributions and even Solaris. Thus began the second browser war, which runs until today. The time was just ripe for an alternative browser. Many developers of Web sites had yielded to the temptation to put on their pages not by the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), but tailored to the Internet Explorer. Users with other browsers were therefore always an online banking or shopping from outside or were forced to use Internet Explorer. This monoculture had a lot of disadvantages. As with nearly all users, the trio Internet Explorer, Windows and Office was installed from Microsoft, had it easy for virus writers to exploit vulnerabilities in any program to program their target pests. Firefox, however, could claim to be much more secure than Internet Explorer. Although increases were spread over time, even with Firefox againVulnerabilities, and these were to be closed by the worldwide community of developers, however, much faster than in Internet Explorer. Also Firefox is not so closely intertwined with the operating system as its competitor and does not potentially harmful content such as ActiveX. Unnoticed Firefox downloads is not as well. Even active downloads have yet to be requested once expressly confirmed. Safety first flat. But it is not only the security, Firefox’s fan. The innovative browser has introduced many advantages that are now being adapted by other browsers, by and by. Tabbed browsing extremely handy if you do not want to lose the survey in several browser windows open simultaneously. Only one browser window, many websites, neatly lined up and divided into tabs. The pop-up blocker commercial breaks easily hide – how pleasant. Pop-ups will only be shown by a subtle strip, the user decides for himself whether he wants to see the window or not.Extensions in Firefox enable everyone to determine the functionality of their browser. Extensions needed to turn the browser into an FTP program, a web editor to provide additional information on web sites and still make a lot more possible. And if it is again changed their minds, is the extension uninstalls just as quickly. Themes just as easily as the functionality can change the look of the browser. Nearly 200 different themes can be downloaded to the user wechselwillige at addons.mozilla.org, while under categories such as compact, choose modern, nature, etc.. Integrated search engine to search, nobody has more on the search page of his choice. Instead, the term is entered directly into the search box of the browser. Learn more on the subject from Goop. And which search engine you prefer, you can choose to either. In addition to classic search engines, you can also download plug-ins, books, movie information, DVD’s, guitar notes, find recipes, news and information to search Auctions, dictionaries and Wikipedia. Live Bookmarks ProvidesWeb page to an RSS feed available, it can create the Firefox users by clicking a dynamic bookmark that appears in the bookmark list as a folder whose contents are updated automatically. Privacy Clear Private Data – one extra menu item in the current Firefox, which protects the privacy of users. In one swoop, or even deliberately Chronicle, form data, passwords, downloads, cookies, cache, or secure connections may be deleted. And these are just some of the points that have Firefox’s market share can rapidly grow. Surely even the open-source contribution origins to the success of the browser. Finally, not only Firefox is on the rise, but also his e-mail brother Thunderbird, the office suite OpenOffice or the free Linux operating system in its various versions. Whether this is a revival of the ’68 uprising against the establishment or just an expression of “greed-is-geil” mentality – in any case, only the Internet Explorer effort to continue the browser No. 1. InGermany is now using about 30% of users Firefox (according to the website of the French company xitimonitor.com). Maybe you are soon to do so.

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