firefox - Computer Definition
A graphical Web browser developed by the not-for-profit Mozilla Corporation and made available free of charge for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. Firefox began as a fork of the Navigator component of the Mozilla application suite. See also Mozilla.
A very popular open source Web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux from the Mozilla project. Including a search box for Google and other major sites, the Firefox user interface was designed to be easily customizable by adding "extensions," such as a stock tracker, autofill and hundreds of others. Quite an Impact Introduced in 2004, Firefox received rave reviews and caused much notoriety. Within a few months, millions downloaded it, and by mid-2005, Firefox captured more than 10% of the Web browser market, a huge gain in such a short time. By 2010, it reached 25%. Many view it as a safer alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser, which is constantly being attacked. An ongoing debate is whether Firefox is safer because it was designed better than IE or simply because very few hackers have a quarrel with open source software.