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Sam Bates Senior editor

For several years Mozilla has been slowly losing its Web browser market share to other companies. Nevertheless, Firefox still remains one of the most popular Web browsers today, and considering the serious rearrangement that came to the browser with the latest update, Mozilla is not going to give up that easily.
The company put a good shine on the design of the browser, making it minimalistic, stylish and practical.

The interface became more intuitive and less fussy, which makes browsing experience very smooth and not distracting. The built-in spell checker proved to work quite well, and I really liked the sync feature that allows to make all you bookmarks, passwords and history instantly available from all you devices. Another reason to create a Firefox account is the new Firefox Hello service that allows you to connect with your friends over the video from within the browser for free. Those who are new to Firefox will also enjoy the brief non-intrusive tutorial that launches upon the first start and allows the users to grab the hang of all the browser's features very quickly.

Another important argument in favor of migrating to Firefox is safety. According to the research conducted this year by the Ponemon Institute, Mozilla is on the Top 10 list of The Most Trusted Companies for Privacy. Moreover, if you do care about the safety of your data, you will certainly love the easy access to private windows that Firefox provides.

And, naturally, the browsing speed. Firefox has always been known as the fastest browser, and Mozilla proudly holds onto the title. So if you didn't like the recent updates of your browser or simply wish to try out something new, Firefox is undoubtedly worthy of your attention.

Pros

  • Fast
  • Safe
  • Practical
  • Stylish

Cons

  • None
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What's new in version 36.0

- New: Pinned tiles on the new tab page can be synced
- New: Support for the full HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.
- New: Locale added: Uzbek (uz)
- Changed: remote option removed
- Changed: No longer accept insecure RC4 ciphers whenever possible
- Changed: Phasing out Certificates with 1024-bit RSA Keys
- Changed: Shut down hangs will now show the crash reporter before exiting the program
- Changed: Add-on Compatibility
- HTML5: Support for the ECMAScript 6 Symbol data type added
- HTML5: unicode-range CSS descriptor implemented
- HTML5: CSSOM-View scroll behavior implemented allowing smooth scrolling of content without custom libraries
- HTML5: object-fit and object-position implemented. Defines how and where the content of a replaced element is displayed
- HTML5: isolation CSS property implemented. Create a new stacking context to isolate groups of boxes to control which blend together
- HTML5: CSS3 will-change property implemented. Hints the browser of elements that will be modified. The browser will perform some performance optimization for these
- HTML5: Changed JavaScript 'const' semantics to conform better to the ES6 specification. The const declaration is now block-scoped and requires an initializer. It also can not be redeclared anymore.
- HTML5: Improved ES6 generators for better performance
- Developer: Eval sources now appear in the Debugger. Debug JavaScript code that is evaluated dynamically, either as a string passed to eval() or as a string passed to the Function constructor
- Developer: DOM Promises inspection
- Developer: Inspector: More paste options in markup view
- Fixed: CSS gradients work on premultiplied colors
- Fixed: Fix some unexpected logout from Facebook or Google after restart
- Fixed: Various security fixes

What's new in version 33.0

What’s New
Fixed
33.0.3: Blacklisted graphics drivers that were causing black screens with OMTC enabled (1093863)
Fixed
33.0.3 Fix two startup crashes with some combination of hardware and drivers (1064107 and 1021265)
New
OpenH264 support (sandboxed)
New
Improved search experience through the location bar
New
Windows: OMTC enabled by default
New
Slimmer and faster JavaScript strings
New
Search suggestions on the Firefox Start (about:home) and new tab (about:newtab) pages
New
Support for connecting to HTTP proxy over HTTPS
New
New CSP (Content Security Policy) backend
New
Improved reliability of the session restoration
New
Azerbaijani [az] locale added
Changed
JSD (JavaScript Debugger Service) removed in favor of the Debugger interface
Changed
Proprietary window.crypto properties/functions removed
HTML5
DOMMatrix interface implemented
HTML5
@counter-style rule from CSS3 Counter Styles specification implemented
Developer
Cubic-bezier curves editor
Developer
Paint flashing for browser content repaints
Developer
Display which elements have listeners attached
Developer
New sidebar which displays a list of shortcuts to every @media rule in the current stylesheet
Developer
Editable @keyframes rules in the Rules section of the Inspector
Developer
CSS transform highlighter in the style-inspector
Fixed
33.0.1: Firefox displays a black screen at start-up with certain graphics drivers
Fixed
Various security fixes
Fixed
33.0.2: Fix a startup crash with some combination of hardware and drivers

What's new in version 32.0

What’s New
New
Add the search field to the new tab page
New
Support of Prefer:Safe http header for parental control (learn more)
New
mozilla::pkix as default certificate verifier (learn more)
New
Block malware from downloaded files (learn more)
New
Partial implementation of the OpenType MATH table (section 6.3.6) see documentation about mathematical fonts and the MathML Torture Test for details
New
audio/video .ogg and .pdf files handled by Firefox if no application specified (Windows only)
New
Upper Sorbian [hsb] locale added
Changed
Removal of the CAPS infrastructure for specifying site-specific permissions (via capability.policy.* preferences). Most notably, attempts to use this functionality to grant access to the clipboard will no longer work. The sole exception is the checkloaduri permission, which may still be used as before to allow sites to load file:// URIs.
HTML5
WebVTT implemented and enabled (learn more)
HTML5
CSS3 variables implemented (learn more)
Developer
Developer Tools: Add-on Debugger (learn more)
Developer
Developer Tools: Canvas Debugger (learn more)
Developer
New Array built-in: Array.prototype.fill() (learn more)
Developer
New Object built-in: Object.setPrototypeOf() (learn more)
Developer
CSP 1.1 nonce-source and hash-source enabled by default
Developer
Developer Tools: Eyedropper tool added to the color picker (learn more)
Developer
Developer Tools: Editable Box Model (learn more)
Developer
Developer Tools: Code Editor improvements (learn more)
Developer
Developer Tools: Console stack traces (learn more)
Developer
Developer Tools: Copy as cURL (learn more)
Developer
Developer Tools: Styled console logs (learn more)
Developer
navigator.sendBeacon enabled by default (learn more)
Developer
Dialogs spawned from the onbeforeunload event no longer block access to the rest of the browser
Fixed
Search for partially selected link text from context menu (985824)
Fixed
Various security fixes

Known Issues
unresolved
Slow shut downs lead to 'Firefox is already running' warning (see 966469 and 985655)
unresolved
PDF.js: With some fonts, some characters might not be displayed. Affects a very small number of PDF (1028735)
unresolved
Mac OS X and Windows: Citrix Receiver no longer works. As a workaround, mark the plugin as Always Enable in the addon manager (1025627)
unresolved
GNU/Linux and Windows XP: Google Maps Street View displays a black screen (1034593)
Resolved in v32.0a2
unresolved
Mac OS X: cmd-L no longer opens a new window when no window is available (1008793)
Resolved in v32.0a2

What's new in version 30.0

Sidebars button in browser chrome enables faster access to social, bookmark, & history sidebars
Mac OS X command-E sets find term to selected text

What's new in version 21.0

The Social API now supports multiple providers
NEW
Enhanced three-state UI for Do Not Track (DNT)
NEW
Firefox will suggest how to improve your application startup time if needed
NEW
Preliminary implementation of Firefox Health Report
CHANGED
Ability to restore removed thumbnails on New Tab Page
CHANGED
CSS -moz-user-select:none selection changed to improve compatibility with -webkit-user-select:none (bug 816298)
CHANGED
Graphics related performance improvements (bug 809821)
CHANGED
Removed E4X support from Spidermonkey
DEVELOPER
Implemented Remote Profiling
DEVELOPER
Integrated add-on SDK loader and API libraries into Firefox
HTML5
Added support for element
HTML5
Implemented scoped stylesheets
HTML5
Added support for window.crypto.getRandomValues
FIXED
Some function keys may not work when pressed (833719)
FIXED
Browsing and Download history clearing needs unification to avoid confusion on clearing download history (847627)
FIXED
21.0: Security fixes can be found here

What's new in version 15.0

FIXED
Sites visited while in Private Browsing mode could be found through manual browser cache inspection (787743)
NEW
Silent, background updates
NEW
Support for SPDY networking protocol v3
NEW
WebGL enhancements, including compressed textures for better performance
NEW
Localization in Maithili (see all available locales)
CHANGED
Optimized memory usage for add-ons
DEVELOPER
JavaScript debugger integrated into developer tools
DEVELOPER
New layout view added to Inspector
DEVELOPER
High precision event timer implemented
DEVELOPER
The CSS word-break property has been implemented.
DEVELOPER
New responsive design tool allows web developers to switch between desktop and mobile views of sites
HTML5
Native support for the Opus audio codec added
HTML5
The and elements now support the played attribute
HTML5
The element now supports the media attribute
FIXED
Focus rings keep growing when repeatedly tabbing through elements (720987)

What's new in version 14.0

NEW
Google searches now utilize HTTPS
NEW
Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion implemented
NEW
The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs
CHANGED
Improved site identity manager, to prevent spoofing of an SSL connection with favicons
DEVELOPER
Pointer Lock API implemented
DEVELOPER
New API to prevent your display from sleeping
DEVELOPER
New text-transform and font-variant CSS improvements for Turkic languages and Greek
FIXED
Various security fixes
FIXED
GIF animation can gets stuck when src and image size are changed (743598)
FIXED
OS X: nsCocoaWindow::ConstrainPosition uses wrong screen in multi-display setup (752149)
FIXED
CSS :hover regression when an element's class name is set by Javascript (758885)

What's new in version 13.0

- A new tab shows most visited pages.
- The default home page provides quicker access to bookmarks, history, settings, sync, downloads, etc.

What's new in version 4.0 beta

It supports the WebM format so you can watch open HD quality videos.
It fixes flaws in some web standards that allow bad guys to snoop around and expose your browser history.
New JS values
Multi-touch Support
Retained layers
Firefox starts up even faster thanks to XPCOM module improvements that pave the way to a better extensions framework.
Stylin’ Pages with CSS3
HTML5 Support
Web Console
JetPack SDK (Making Add-on Development Easier)
new Direct2D Hardware Graphics Acceleration (Windows only)
Crash Protection
new HSTS

What's new in version 3.5

MFSA 2009-51 Chrome privilege escalation with FeedWriter
MFSA 2009-50 Location bar spoofing via tall line-height Unicode characters
MFSA 2009-49 TreeColumns dangling pointer vulnerability
MFSA 2009-47 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.1.3/1.9.0.14)
Fixed in Firefox 3.5.2
MFSA 2009-46 Chrome privilege escalation due to incorrectly cached wrapper
MFSA 2009-45 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.1.2/1.9.0.13)
MFSA 2009-44 Location bar and SSL indicator spoofing via window.open() on invalid URL
MFSA 2009-38 Data corruption with SOCKS5 reply containing DNS name longer than 15 characters
Fixed in Firefox 3.5.1
MFSA 2009-41 Corrupt JIT state after deep return from native function
MFSA 2009-35 Crash and remote code execution during Flash player unloading
Fixed in Firefox 3.5
MFSA 2009-43 Heap overflow in certificate regexp parsing
MFSA 2009-42 Compromise of SSL-protected communication
MFSA 2009-40 Multiple cross origin wrapper bypasses
MFSA 2009-39 setTimeout loses XPCNativeWrappers
MFSA 2009-37 Crash and remote code execution using watch and __defineSetter__ on SVG element
MFSA 2009-36 Heap/integer overflows in font glyph rendering libraries
MFSA 2009-34 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.1/1.9.0.12)
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Make the switch to Firefox – the faster, safer, smarter way to browse the Web.
Get to your favorite sites quickly – even if you don’t remember the URLs. Type your term into the location bar (aka the Awesome Bar) and the autocomplete function will include possible matches from your browsing history, bookmarked sites and open tabs.
Sync seamlessly connects your desktop and mobile Firefoxes, so you can access your browsing history, passwords, bookmarks and even open tabs no matter which device you use. Access years of desktop browsing the first day you fire up your mobile, and use saved passwords from your desktop to fill out forms on your phone.

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    Amit Pandey 19 hours ago

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  • 0
    Tech Informer Yesterday, 5:59 AM

    A must-have app for every Internet user.
    Pros:-
    1) Best in terms of security and privacy.
    2) Simple UI.
    3) Easy way of bookmarking.
    4) A large data-base of add-ons.
    5) Only browser provides SBI facility.
    6) Best for slow networks.
    7) 3D web page view back.
    Cons:-
    1) It has some serious problem with Google Plus.
    2) It does not give "Past As Plain Text" facility.
    Our opinion:- Pick it.

  • 0
    Guest 6 days ago

    You know what would be good? If Firefox gradually ate memory, then crashed a users computer. That would be like, you know, Microsoft.


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