Mozilla Firefox - The Most Popular Open Source Web Browser
This section provides a quick history of Mozilla Firefox, the most popular open source Web browser originally developed by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross, and released in 2004.
Mozilla Firefox, the most popular open source Web browser, was originally developed by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross.
Mozilla Firefox major versions and releasing dates:
- Mozilla Firefox 1 - November 9, 2004.
- Mozilla Firefox 2 - October 24, 2006.
- Mozilla Firefox 3 - June 17, 2008.
Some nice features of Mozilla Firefox 3.0:
Instant Web Site ID, Anti-Malware, Automated Update, Add-ons Manager, Download Manager,
Spell Checking, Session Restore, Search Suggestions, Tabs, etc.
Here is a picture of the original Mozilla Firefox 1.0
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1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM
1970 - UNIX Operating System Developed by AT&T Bell Labs
1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan
1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie
1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy
1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne
1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy
1978 - Bash (Bourne-Again Shell) Developed by Brian Fox
1979 - The Tcsh (TENEX C Shell) Developed by Ken Greer
1983 - "Sendmail" Mail Transfer Agent Developed by Eric Allman
1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.
1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team
►1991 - WWW (World Wide Web) Developed by Tim Berners-Lee
WWW and First Web Server
Tim Berners-Lee - Father of the Web
Mosaic - The Browser Popularized the Web
Netscape Navigator - The Most Popular Web Browser in 1990s
Internet Explorer - The Most Popular Web Browser since 1999
►Mozilla Firefox - The Most Popular Open Source Web Browser
1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team
1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems
1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf
2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft
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