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Firefox celebrated a milestone birthday Monday. Five years ago today, Mozilla shipped version 1.0 of the open-source browser. Firefox was unveiled 'with belief that, as the most significant social and technological development of our time, the Internet is a public resource that must remain open and accessible to all...'
Firefox keeps Microsoft 'honest' on 5th birthday [theregister.co.uk]
"We’ve managed to keep Microsoft honest and forced them to release newer versions of their browsers (...) Firefox's presence was a large factor in Apple being able to ship a browser to its user base as the Mac came back to the market. We've made it possible for third party browser vendors like Google to enter the market."
Our thread from November 2004: Firefox 1.0 is out [webmasterworld.com]
But please keep the properties contextual menu for links and images in version 3.6 ;)
Firefox is the only reason why MS keeps trying to update IE in order stem the yearly loss of market share.
Without FF, we would have to accept the overly bloated and insecure offerings of a company that has lost touch with average everyday end users. IMHO.