Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 9th Nov 2009 14:20 UTC
Editorial Hands up if you use Firefox. Have used it? Know about it? Heard of it? 'Sites up and down the World Wide Web today will be celebrating five years of Firefox. When I sat down to write this I worried about having to list the history of its features and landmark events and the news of the past five years. Other sites will be comprehensively doing that, there is nothing I can add to that list that Google can't surmise. Instead I will be telling you what Google does not know, my story of Firefox and what Firefox has meant to all of us.
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Alternative Browsers pre-Firefox
by asupcb on Mon 9th Nov 2009 15:30 UTC
asupcb
Member since:
2005-11-10

I've been using alternate browsers since before Firefox. I used to use Opera and Mozilla Suite when those were much less popular. I started with Opera back in 1999. I switched to Firefox at version .8 and I had installed it starting at .6, although I found it unusable for my purposes until version .8.

I use Chrome and Firefox depending on what I'm trying to accomplish. I tend to keep Chrome open for reading online news articles and Firefox for web development. I still can't switch to Chrome as I am quite reliant on my extensions for everything but daily news checks.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Aye, I think extensions (and Mac support por moi) are keeping a _lot_ of geeks on Firefox and I expect that once extensions are public and available to replace the most common Firefox extensions, we'll see a huge increase in Google Chrome market share.

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