Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation.Firefox is officially available for Windows 7 or newer, macOS and Linux; its unofficial ports are available for various Unix and Unix-like operating systems including FreeBSD, Its sibling, Firefox for Android, is also available.
Firefox was created in 2002 under the codename “Phoenix” by the Mozilla community members who desired a standalone browser, rather than the Mozilla Application Suite bundle.During its beta phase, Firefox proved to be popular with its testers and was praised for its speed, security, and add-ons compared to Microsoft’s then-dominant Internet Explorer 6.
Firefox usage grew to a peak of 32.21% at the end of 2009,, Firefox has 9.52% usage share as a “desktop” browser, according to StatCounter, making it the second-most popular browser against Google Chrome with 71.15% ; usage share across all platforms is lower at 4.44% .
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