What is Firefox?
Straight from Mozilla
"Firefox is a free, open-source web browser for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and is based on the Mozilla codebase. It is
small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over Internet Explorer, such as the ability to block pop-up windows."
Popular Firefox Features
Basically, Firefox is a searcher's browser. There's so many features that Firefox offers: tabbed
browsers, advanced bookmark manager system, live bookmarks, security, etc.,that it's an essential part of any Web searcher's toolkit.
Firefox Browser Security
One of the most popular features of Firefox is the fact that it's a very secure browser. You can learn more about Firefox's security safeguards at Firefox Security Options
Firefox Tabbed Browsing
The tabbed browsing feature of the Firefox Web browser is something I didn't know I couldn't live without.Tabbed browsing allows me to open dozens of Web sites all at the same time if I wanted to,and it's cut down considerably on my work time, making it more productive.
Firefox and Web Search
One of my favorite things about the Firefox browser is the ability to search multiple search engines and Web sites from within the Firefox toolbar. You can learn more about this in my article titled Add Search Engines to Your Firefox Toolbar
Firefox Live Bookmarks
Firefox's Live Bookmarks feature enables content on the Web to come to you, instead of the other way around. This is because of RSS
, a technology that is deceptively simple but has changed the way many people find what they're looking for on the Web. Firefox will let you know if a Web site has an RSS feed by placing a small orange square in the bottom right-hand corner or address bar of your browser. Simply clicking on that square subscribes you to that particular site's "feed", and you will be automatically updated within the Firefox browser whenever that site is updated with fresh content.
If you would like to try Firefox, you can download the Firefox browser
for free, and it is extremely easy to install. Use my step by step Firefox installation tutorial
to get you started.