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Internet Browser
    (September 23, 2002- )
    Created by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross
    Developed by the Mozilla Foundation
    Based on Gecko open-source engine
    Phoenix beta - September 23, 2002
    Phoenix 1.0 - September 11, 2004
    Firefox 1.0 - 2004
    Firefox 1.1 - July 2005
    It kept changing its name due to issues with copyright infringement.
    It was initially created when Mozilla took Netscape's code and simply took out some stuff.
    Some users complain that frequently requested features are not packaged with the download and they must be separately installed.
    Microsoft's Bill Gates and Opera Software's Jon von Tetzchner claimed that Firefox's market share figures were inflated.
    It has a die-hard fan base of computer nerds.
    It had many weird code names such as Deer Park, Three Kings, Mission Bay, One Tree Hill and Royal Oak.
    It had to give up the name Phoenix due to infringement.
    In 2005 they announced future versions will no longer support the Mac.
    It does not allow for the Google bar add on, however it's start page is google.
    It is open source, allowing any computer programmer to add functions to it.
    It was the first web browser in the 21st century to seriously challenge Internet Explorer's browser monopoly.
    It offers only core features by default, which allows the user to only install the features he wants and therefore keeps the browser from being bloated.
    It was the first widely used free browser to incorporate a pop-up ad blocker.
    Teri Hatcher appears in the advert.
    They were able to secure the domain name from its previous owner in exchange for a link to his new domain.
    Forbes magazine gloated 'Better than Internet Explorer by leaps and bounds.'
    It introduced tab browsing.

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