Mozilla Firefox is a free web browser developed by the Mozilla
Foundation and hundreds of volunteers. Before its 1.0 release on
November 9, 2004, Firefox had already garnered a great deal of
acclaim from the media, ranging from Forbes to the Wall Street
Journal. With over 5 million downloads in the first 12 days of its
release, Firefox 1.0 is one of the most-used open source applications
among home users. With Firefox, the Mozilla Foundation aims to
develop a small, fast, simple, and highly extensible web browser
(separate from the larger Mozilla Suite). Firefox has become the main
focus of Mozilla development along with the Mozilla Thunderbird email
client and has replaced the Mozilla Suite as the official browser
release of the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox has attracted attention as
an alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer, since Internet
Explorer has come under fire by the media for insecurity, lack of
features, disregard for Web standards, and vulnerability to spyware
and malware installation.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
1660 At Gresham College, 12 men met after a lecture by
Christopher Wren and founded what later became known as the
1905 Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founded Sinn
Féin as a political party with the goal of
independence for all of Ireland.
1912 Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
1943 The Teheran Conference between U.S. President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and
Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin began.
Wikiquote of the day:
"I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to
have things I am not able to appreciate." ~ Elbert Hubbard