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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vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

Google Chrome is nowhere near Firefox. It lacks extensions and its capabilities as a web development tool are near nil. Just a faster engine doesn't make a browser.


So Chrome is to Firefox what Phoenix/Firefox was to Mozilla?

If you have a fast computer & Windows, Firefox is a great choice. For slow netbooks and Linux, Chromium quite easily beats it.

Of course you'll still want FF installed if you are doing web development.

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Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

In linux, it's a different thing. Firefox is still slow. Sadly, right now, Chromium is the only browser to use on the platform.

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't forget "links -g"

Lightning fast, with graphics, and you can use your mouse. Woot!

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Anon9 Member since:
2008-06-30

And don't forget Opera.

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