Firefox is a beloved Web browser than many people consider the most cutting-edge browser available. The browser is developed by the Mozilla Corporation and was introduced in 2004. The browser went through several names before it was rebranded as Firefox. Originally called Phoenix, it was briefly named Firebird before being changed to Mozilla Firefox. The browser is now commonly referred to as Firefox.
It is generally considered to be the number two Web browser, next to industry giant Internet Explorer. Since it was introduced, Firefox has steadily cut into the market share of Internet Explorer. Though the first version had many faults that were later fixed with updates, during its first year, the browser was immediately popular worldwide, with about 100 million copies of the browser being downloaded during that year. It currently has more than 20 percent of the Web browser market and is still growing. It is now recognized as a fast, safe and easy-to-use browser that is frequently updates with the latest safety features and fixes.
Like most browsers, Firefox has come out with several versions as new developments have been created for the browser. Some of these updates corrected older issues with the browser, and all new versions have added new and improved features to the browser. One such upgrade was the introduction of tabbed browsing. Other versions have added privacy features, expanded keyboard shortcuts and other useful features. With Firefox continuing to issue updates that correct any weaknesses that may allow hackers to gain an advantage, Firefox has built a good reputation among Internet users. It remains one of the most user-friendly of the Web browsers, and has a number of useful tools that can make browsing the Web easier. Being able to save your tabbed browsing means quickly access many sites at once, making it quick and simple to get started each time you want to browse the Web.