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In this article we will talk about Firefox. The well-known browser that was developed by the Mozilla Foundation and whose origins go back to Netscape Navigator. It was released its first version about 12 years ago and is currently in version 39.0. There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It can be downloaded from this link.

Also available for Android.


The main features of this software are:

  • Native Web technologies support:
       - Web standards: HTML, XML, XHTML, CSS, MathML
       - Javascript, DOM, SVG, XSLT and XPath
  • Multi platform support
       - Several versions of Windows, including 98, 98SE, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7 and 8.
       - Support for OS X
       - Support for Linux-based systems using X.Org or XFree86
  • Safety
       - Security model “sandbox”
       - Policy of the same origin
       - WhiteList of external protocols
       - phishing Detector
       - Option to clean private data
       - Automatic installation protection
       - Automatic Updates
       - Block pop-ups
       - Private Browsing
  • Browsing with tabs
  • Download Manager
  • Live Bookmmarks
  • Settings Synchronization
  • Hello” Chat System
  • Mechanism support _ “Master Password” _
  • Additional to the program:
       - Extensions
       - Themes
       - Language Packs
       - Plugins
       - Social Features

    Useful links:

  • The Den - A cozy corner of the Web filled with content just for you

  • Introdução ao Firefox - Uma visão geral das principais funcionalidades