5 years of Firefox

5 Years of Firefox Cake at the Firefox Developer Day in Tokyo, Japan

5 Years of Firefox Cake at the Firefox Developer day in Tokyo, Japan

Firefox is five years old. We thought that we would celebrate that by talking about how the web has changed over the last five years and Firefox’s role in those changes.

Where We’re At

2009 has been an interesting year. We’re at a crossroads for the Internet. In the next 12 months or so we’re likely to see regulation of the Internet in the United States – possibly for good, possibly for bad. We’ve seen increased interest in the browser space with the entrace of Google with their minimalist Chrome browser. Mozilla put a vastly improved rendering engine into the hands of hundreds of millions of users with the release of Firefox 3.5. The EU is working with Microsoft to implement a ballot to make users aware of browser choice. No one could possibly say that things are boring right now. And this has only been over the last year.

But what has changed over the last five years? What are the main themes? We’ve picked a few to talk about and we hope that it helps put things into perspective for the next five.

The Rise of the Modern Browser

One thing that’s become obvious over the last five years is the wide gap that’s emerging between the field of modern browsers – Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome – with the world’s most popular browser – IE. The modern browser is built for the future of web applications – super fast JavaScript, modern CSS, HTML5, support for the various web-apps standards, downloadable font support, offline application support, raw graphics through canvas and WebGL, native video, advanced XHR capabilities mixed with new security tools and network capabilities.

Over the last five years we’ve been setting ourselves up for the next five. The web is moving faster, not slower, and modern browsers are set to handle it.

In this sense we’ve done our jobs at Mozilla. We were first on the scene with fast JavaScript, CORS, mixing HTML and SVG, WebGL is based on Canvas3D work we pioneered, we’re scripting hardware with geolocation and orientation. We’re helping to standardize and implement some new CSS capabilities that are being developed in other browsers, we’re leading the web towards a modern font system and giving web authors and users more security tools. Our job is to help keep the web rich and moving forward – this is a huge part of our public benefit mission. This is the opportunity that Firefox’s five years have offered us.

The browsers that are on the horizon aren’t just incremental changes – they represent the pieces to build the next generation web – rich with standards-based graphics, new JavaScript libraries and full blown applications.

Standards Won

Firefox’s growth on the web has had another important effect – bringing standards to the forefront of development. Very early in the Mozilla project almost half of the web’s HTML pages started using DOCTYPE in order to opt-in to standards mode for many web browsers. Developers signaled that they wanted to use a standards-based method for development.

That’s important. It set up the current frame for development on the web that we have today. It allowed Apple to take KHTML and turn it into Safari which then allowed Chrome to pick up that work and enter the market and render a standards-based web. Now we don’t have just one or two browsers, but many, and a lot of that has to do with the way that early web developers approached development.

Standards matter, and they should continue to matter. When they do those individual human beings we like to call users benefit with greater choice and fast innovation.

Customizing Your Experience

Led by Firefox’s add-ons system there’s been an explosion in the number of people who are customizing their experiences – both in browsers and on the web. Anywhere from one third to one half of Firefox users have some kind of add-on installed.

The web is unique, and was built to be hacked. No other widely-deployed system in the world delivers itself as source code like the web does. And this transparency has made it possible for the distributed innovation that we’re seeing in Firefox and on the web. People patching new UI into their favorite web sites, mashing up data from multiple sources or radically changing the feel of the browser itself – this is a source for inspiration for browser vendors and web site operators alike. For the first time individual people have the ability to take an active part in the future of their computing experience.

It’s also worth noting that Gecko and Firefox are unique in this space. The highly modular nature of Gecko mixed with the fact that Firefox itself is written in HTML and XUL (another UI-focused markup language) means that it’s the only browser that’s hackable like the web is. Every other browser is built as a monolithic desktop application from the last millennium. This natural advantage not only means that Firefox has the widest array of add-ons and developers, but is also a source of inspiration for most of the rest of the market.

RSS and Data

In the last five years one of the big changes we’ve seen is web sites offering up data and feeds. Feeds in particular have reached the point where even non-technical people know what they are and how to use them. The ubiquitous RSS icon, which was originally created for the Firefox browser and given away by Mozilla, now exists on millions of web sites offering users the ability to get updates on their terms.

But we’ve gone far beyond just simple feeds. Advanced APIs are now appearing for web sites so you can integrate native applications, build a Firefox extension or be able to pull your data out of a web site.

And we’ve also moved from the promise of XML to the reality of JSON as the data format of choice.

Video

It’s important to remember that Youtube didn’t exist when Firefox was launched. At that time your only options were native QuickTime, Windows Media or Real Player. (Anyone remember Real Player?)

In the last few years we’ve seen Youtube become one of the largest sites of the Internet, the launch of Hulu, and sites like Netflix offering premium on-demand video right over the Internet to web browsers and devices alike. We’ve also seen millions of people create their own videos and publish them to the web.

We’ve also seen the launch of open video and native video support in browsers to bring the creativity and hackability of the web to currently closed video platforms.

Users as Creators

The rise of the web is a story of anyone being able to create a web site. But that’s still a largely technical exercise, even with tools. What we have seen, thanks to tools like WordPress and blogger, is the growth of weblogs, feeds and data which make it possible for anyone with a web browser to become a publisher or journalist.

And it has moved well beyond just text. People with low-cost tools are making movies and posting them. Remix culture is alive and well, creating comentary and new and exciting creations – all in the hands of pretty normal people.

Mobile

The iPhone taught us that you could build a decent browser for mobile phones and that data was important. Phones, really just in the last five years or so, have shown us that access to data plans that look like what you can get to your house can unleash developer and user creativity.

In the last five years at Mozilla we’ve also made the commitment to build a browser for mobile devices. We’re still in an early pre-1.0 beta stage, but that browser is already getting excellent reviews.

So what about the next five years?

Mozilla has been at the heart of many of the issues of the Internet over the last five years. We’ve vastly improved the browsing experience for hundreds of millions of people around the world. 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. We’ve proven that people care about improving their experiences on the web. We’ve given over 330 million people the taste of what it’s like to use an open source product. And we’ve overseen the technical growth of the web through direct action and standardization.

It’s hard to beat that, but we’re going to try. We’ll continue to make competitive browser releases and improve people’s experiences on the web. We’ll continue to innovate on behalf of developers and bring those improvements to the standards space. And we’ll continue to grow our amazing global community of users, developers and activists.

Over the next five years everyone can expect that the browser should take part in a few new areas – to act as the user agent it should be. Issues around data, privacy and identity loom large. You will see the values of Mozilla’s public benefit mission reflected in our product choices in these areas to make users safer and help them understand what it means to share data with web sites.

Expect to see big changes in the video space. HTML5-based video and open video codecs are starting to appear on the web as web developers make individual choices to support a standards-based, royalty-free approach. Expect to see changes in the expectations around the licensing of codecs.

And over the next five years mobile will play an increasingly important role in our lives, and in the future of the web. The decisions of users, carriers, governments and the people who build phones will have far-reaching effects on this new extension to the Internet and how people will access information for decades to come.

Mozilla has a unique place on the Internet. Driven to help improve it as part of our mission expect us to express opinions on decisions that affect its future. We act both through direct action but also through indirect action – sometimes our effects are as important as our actions. We will continue to protect users and we’ll continue to do everything they can to make it possible for the next set of people to come along and build the next great web site.

It’s been a great five years. Let’s make it another five and keep the web moving forward for the benefit of everyone.


222 comments

  1. Pandian

    Good Run Firefox.. Keep going and do miracles..

    November 8th, 2009 at 19:24

  2. Brian

    Happy Birthday Firefox! I’ve been using it since Version 1.5 and its awesome.

    As Pandian said, keep going and do miracles. Keep up the great work!

    November 8th, 2009 at 21:00

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  5. makuchaku

    Well said and well written… just cannot imagine the web without Firefox :)
    Tons of luck to Mozilla team!


    Maku

    November 8th, 2009 at 22:15

  6. Mark Brown

    The web owes a lot to this browser. You have used your powers for good and not evil – and the web has won.

    November 8th, 2009 at 22:19

  7. Comanici Paul

    Happy birthday FireFox and keep up the great work. See you at 10 years old :D

    November 8th, 2009 at 22:27

  8. Brian

    Oops sorry for double comment, but I’ve actually been using Firefox since Version 1.0.

    Thats a great looking cake. I want some. :D

    November 8th, 2009 at 22:56

  9. John

    This is an amazing post…thanks for summing it all up and putting it in such great perspective!

    November 8th, 2009 at 23:35

  10. Balakumar Muthu

    WOWWW :)…. really wonderful to see the amazing growth of Firefox. Still remember the great Firefox party we had 3 years back:

    http://www.i5bala.com/2006/10/mozilla-firefox-party-live-action-from.html#planetearth

    November 8th, 2009 at 23:38

  11. Alexander

    Happy Birthday! With love, from Belarus =)

    November 8th, 2009 at 23:40

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    November 9th, 2009 at 00:14

  13. […] From your desktop to your mobile device, Mozilla is committed to building an open and participatory Internet. We’ve come so far in the past five years and we’re incredibly excited about the next five. For a more comprehensive look at where we’ve been and where we’re headed, check out Chris Blizzard’s excellent post on hacks.mozilla.org. […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 01:56

  14. […] From your desktop to your mobile device, Mozilla is committed to building an open and participatory Internet. We’ve come so far in the past five years and we’re incredibly excited about the next five. For a more comprehensive look at where we’ve been and where we’re headed, check out Chris Blizzard’s excellent post on hacks.mozilla.org. […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 01:59

  15. mult

    You the best! ;)

    November 9th, 2009 at 02:17

  16. darkden

    Gratzzz! Good Luck!

    November 9th, 2009 at 02:20

  17. […] for the future, Christopher Blizzard over at hacks.mozilla.org has some idea about that; it can be summed up in three words: privacy, video, and mobile. From the […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 02:49

  18. Richard Le Poidevin

    Well done to everyone who has been part of making Firefox what it is.

    November 9th, 2009 at 02:55

  19. Tristan

    Great post, Chris, really! Happy to read stuff pretty similar to what I’m putting in my deck for tonight :-)

    November 9th, 2009 at 03:48

  20. […] on hacks.mozilla.org , Christopher Blizzard sees the browser focusing on privacy, video and mobile in the future (or […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 03:51

  21. […] 文章翻译自hacks.mozilla.org,纪念火狐诞生五周年,大家也可以去Spread Firefox上的纪念页面上看看,做得相当漂亮,:) 日本东京举行的火狐开发日聚会上的火狐五周岁蛋糕 […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 04:31

  22. […] Today is a very special day, for many reasons, but the one I wanted to bring up is Firefox turning five years old! […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 05:01

  23. […] Fast forward to 2004: Mozilla and Netscape were on the rocks and it looked like the browser wars had been won. IE was the victor. In order to combat bloat and “feature creep,” however, a ragtag team of coders led by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross built something they called “Phoenix,” then “Firebird,” then, on November 9, 2004, Firefox 1.0 was born. This turned into the Mozilla suite – Firefox and Thunderbird – were born. […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 07:33

  24. Nicolas D

    Happy B-DAY Firefox, hope to see more and more

    November 9th, 2009 at 07:48

  25. Ido

    Thank you Firefox for making our web a better place.

    November 9th, 2009 at 07:52

  26. Can YILMAZ

    Happy birthday FF. I hope that “The Mighty Beast” will be in out lives for many many years.

    November 9th, 2009 at 08:06

  27. Tharaka Devinda

    Happy Birthday Foxy…!
    Yes, as your article states FF has shaped the web, and it has done it more than anything out there. In my view, FF was the next thing to hit after Navigator in the history of web.
    Have you guys ever wondered when coding, that you actually write history? I mean, think about it. You wrote the best browser out there and it goes to the books. Congratulations about that.!

    One last thing, Keep this article with you. Display it five years from today! We will see what we could achieve and what we could not! Five years is not a long time. Keep Rocking Foxy, we love you!

    November 9th, 2009 at 08:33

  28. Diego Veras

    Great job, Firefox. You do make our life as web developers easier.

    November 9th, 2009 at 10:21

  29. […] for the future, Christopher Blizzard over at hacks.mozilla.org has some idea about that; it can be summed up in three words: privacy, video, and mobile. From the […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 11:10

  30. […] world is different. Firefox has 25% world-wide market share, 330 million users, and a significant impact on the shape of the internet experience. The idea that a non-profit, public- benefit organization like Mozilla can have such an impact on […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 11:24

  31. oldbluekid

    Thank you developers!, you are trying to make this world a better place!
    Protect the users!

    November 9th, 2009 at 11:27

  32. Viking KARWUR

    Happy Birthday Firefox… Warm greetings from Jakarta, Indonesia…

    November 9th, 2009 at 11:55

  33. […] few years and Mozilla has been fighting against Firefox being memory intensive. But, Firefox is poised for more growth as it moves to mobile devices and the promise of HTML5. Firefox will no doubt begin to shape how […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 12:29

  34. […] this date in 2004, Firefox was released to an online world that was extremely different from the one we know today. There was no YouTube, no Twitter, no Facebook (at least not in its […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 13:01

  35. […] to distill what this awesome milestone means to me into a single post (Mitchell Baker and Chris Blizzard have some great thoughts).  I started working on a top 10 list, but last night as I started to see […]

    November 9th, 2009 at 15:16

  36. michal

    you good people are doing excellent work! many thanks!

    November 9th, 2009 at 15:23

  37. skierpage

    Belated *10-year* anniversary best wishes for the Mozilla M4 release on 1999-04-15. (Kickin’ it old school Y2K-style ;-) ).

    November 9th, 2009 at 16:28

  38. Israel Piña

    feliz Cumpleaños Firefox!!!!!
    desde México :D :D :D

    November 9th, 2009 at 17:31

  39. narayan

    Many Happy Returns… It’s been fantastic run. I have used firefox for pretty much whole of last 5 yrs and I am sure many more to come.

    November 9th, 2009 at 17:35

  40. jezza

    nice bit of looking back to see what’s ahead. fun – made me dig up this timeline http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Timeline_of_web_browsers.svg – keep that orange line going strong!

    November 9th, 2009 at 18:44

  41. AngeiltX

    i no iba a ser para menos!… un gran navegador que como kernel tiene a una gran comunidad colaboradora y eso es lo que lo hace ser el mejor navegador… :)

    Saludos, abrazos y felicidades a todos los que hacen sin ninguna retribucion Firefox!

    November 9th, 2009 at 19:54

  42. WampaKing

    Congrats on 5 years. I still fondly remember installing Firefox (Firebird) 0.7 on my Blue & White PowerMac G3 in college. I loved that I could get the same browser experience in multiple platforms and I am glad that holds true still today. Great job everyone, but no slacking! IE is still the big dog (less big, but still big) so keep the innovation coming and go get ’em!

    November 9th, 2009 at 20:50

  43. Tomaz

    Congrats, firefox! Keep the awesome flowing! Thanks for saving us from the dark trecherous thing that was the web (and ie). I’ll join the crusade as soon as i have my coding skills up and running. Cheers!

    November 9th, 2009 at 22:01

  44. […] From your desktop to your mobile device, Mozilla is committed to building an open and participatory Internet. We’ve come so far in the past five years and we’re incredibly excited about the next five. For a more comprehensive look at where we’ve been and where we’re headed, check out Chris Blizzard’s excellent post on hacks.mozilla.org. […]

    November 10th, 2009 at 00:58

  45. Flo (french)

    Joyeux Anniversaire !!!
    Merci pour tout et bonne continuation !

    November 10th, 2009 at 01:38

  46. Kanu

    Hey Great Job Done Firefox people….CONGRATS!!!

    November 10th, 2009 at 01:38

  47. Tinh

    Happy Birthday to FireFox, I love you!11

    November 10th, 2009 at 01:39

  48. Originalme8(FireFox User)

    It wasn’t long after I got my first DSL line installed at my home, the same year that I discovered Linux (command line Slackware) which started my love for Open Source software, and I had just got my first LCD screen(lets just say it was a good year XD). I remember my neighbor bringing over a CD-ROM Disc and telling me I had to see what was on it. Before even thinking, I popped it in my, at the time, 5-year-old gutted Gateway tower and began installing something I had never heard of. I remember asking him what it was and his response was simply: “You are going to love this, trust me!”. He wasn’t kidding, I didn’t know it at the time, but this simple disc held the software that I would soon fall in love with. Contained on that ordinary and simple disc was the not-so-ordinary FireFox beta. At first, honestly, I wasn’t impressed, I laughed and told him, “Ok…looks a lot like Netscape to me, what’s the big deal?”. He told me to play with it for a while and give a chance, so I did. To this day I still don’t know where he got it, nor do I really care, but it opened my eyes. By the end of the week I had said goodbye forever to IE and Netscape (Anyone else remember the old Netscape?). FireFox quickly spread across the net. More and more people were tweaking it and releasing addons, and I downloaded every single one in the beginning. I couldn’t get enough and my poor little FireFox was soon overburdened with so many addons it would barely launch. It was then that I realized that I didn’t need everything and I started to pick-and-choose what I used. I still don’t think I have it perfect, but as more addons come out and I add and subtract as I go along it get’s closer every day.
    I have stuck by my little FireFox and with every new release I gain a little more respect and love for the little browser. FireFox hasn’t always been perfect, but I suffered through the bad times with it so I could reach the better times ahead. I remember the greatness of the 1.0 and 2.0 releases and the small fan groups I was with when they were officially release. There were 6 of us for the 1.0 all waiting for it to go live on the Mozilla site. I still have the disc I won from the Mozilla store that has the original 1.5.04 version of Firefox and Thunderbird(Looking back those were my favorite days of using the browser, when everything was still new and fresh). By the time 2.0 was released there were about 40 or so people gathered at a friends house for the official release, it wasn’t the smartest thing to do actually, took us forever to download it sharing one connection, but we waited “patiently” together for the bar to finish its slow movement across the screen. Big cheers went up when one finally finished.
    I had moved by the time 3.0 was released so this update I spent alone, it kind of fit 3.0’s release. FireFox 3.0 brought a lot of problems to the browser for me. On both my Mac and my Windows box it would crash often, especially when dealing with JavaScript. I couldn’t figure it out. After a few months I was tempted to try another browser, but I decided that I would stick with it and simply reverted back to an older version of FireFox and patiently waited.
    It didn’t take too long before FireFox was back on my desktop, and back in my Dock. Now my little browser is back where it belongs and it is stronger than ever. I was there near the begining and I will be there till the end, as long as it is around I will use and love FireFox! I will always be a fan and supporter!
    Forever a FireFox user!

    November 10th, 2009 at 01:45

  49. Bit32

    Happy birthday Firefox! :D

    November 10th, 2009 at 01:52

  50. Viktor

    Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Auf weitere 5 erfolgreiche Jahre!

    Viele Grüße aus Deutschland

    November 10th, 2009 at 02:02

  51. Caio Viel

    It’s good know that I’ve beening with the firefox all this time seen all these changes!

    I’m so proud and happy to use Firefox!

    Birthday Firefox!

    You’d got the web back, now will drive it to the future!

    November 10th, 2009 at 03:50

  52. Nipun Yezitha

    Happy B’day Firefox!
    Five Years of excellence,success and Glory.
    I am thankful to Mozilla for making such brilliant software such as Firefox and Thunderbird
    You guys rock!Carry on the Good Work!

    November 10th, 2009 at 05:28

  53. Eduardo

    thanks for all firefox,
    You are the face of the Internet,
    the world is a better place with firefox
    are together.

    November 10th, 2009 at 05:42

  54. David

    Using firefox since Version 0.x :)

    Pretty cool, didnt think during so long with it, but it made my day, every day. :)

    November 10th, 2009 at 07:08

  55. headless

    Amazing post.Keep up the awesome work Mozilla!
    Without you the web would not be the same.
    Greetings from Greece :D

    November 10th, 2009 at 09:05

  56. […] night at Terra, Mozilla hosted a birthday party to celebrate 5 years of Firefox. Besides having the Creme Brulee Cart and The Pie Truck, they had some amazing cakes (see […]

    November 10th, 2009 at 09:12

  57. Jawahar Kuy=ppusamy

    Great work Firefox… Congrats and all the best for all your future contributions to the web.

    November 10th, 2009 at 12:18

  58. Johan

    Awesome post. As a long time user and developer I can’t thank you enough for all the work you’ve done, both directly and indirectly, to improve the “web”.

    November 10th, 2009 at 13:06

  59. scorm

    Happy Birthday Firefox

    November 10th, 2009 at 14:30

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    November 10th, 2009 at 14:40

  61. Mark Austin

    Thanks Firefox. Without Firefox, IE would not be the great browser it is today.

    November 10th, 2009 at 15:43

  62. Neurox

    Happy Birthday Firefox, you’re the best!! and for a Smiths/Morrissey such as I, a name like MOZilla can’t beat anyone else!! thanx 4 all!!

    November 10th, 2009 at 16:56

  63. Wes

    I remember way back in high school (okay, only 5 years ago, but still), my parents wouldn’t let me install Firefox on their computer because they thought it was insecure and a virus. So I ended up installing it on my massive 128MB flash drive and running it off of there.
    5 years later, the only thing I’ve used IE for was updating Windows. (But since Vista, I haven’t even had to do that!)

    Way to go, Firefox!

    November 10th, 2009 at 17:00

  64. […] المصدر […]

    November 10th, 2009 at 18:13

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    November 10th, 2009 at 20:47

  66. Lee

    I remember installing fire fox when it came as an application tool on a CD in a computer tech mag when it first evolved. The best part afterwords was having not to depend on IE any more and the fox kept me on the internet. Way to go Fire Fox I was dreading to see the day you would disappear and very thankful your success with creativity has brought you this far. Happy B-day and hopefully you will around for generations to come and be able to keep the pages rolling.

    November 10th, 2009 at 21:27

  67. Roland Hungary

    Happy BirthDay Firefox!

    November 10th, 2009 at 23:38

  68. […] Ровно 5 лет назад, 9 ноября 2004 года, после двух лет разработки, вышел первый релиз Firefox 1.0. В честь данного события по всему миру будут проведены праздничные встречи пользователей. Расписание и места проведения вечеринок можно найти на сайте spreadfirefox.com. […]

    November 11th, 2009 at 00:34

  69. HIMANSHU

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FIREFOX I WISH U WILL SPREAD AND LIVE MORE AS UR THINKING

    KEEP GOING AND MIRACLES .
    KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!

    :) :)

    November 11th, 2009 at 01:47

  70. […] cumplió cinco años de vida el pasado 9 de noviembre. Comenzó como una rama experimental del proyecto […]

    November 11th, 2009 at 03:13

  71. Enzo Fr

    Joyeux anniversaire de bonnes continuation a vous !! Continuez a nous faire rêver avec vos nouvelle mise a jours et continuez a bosser dur !

    November 11th, 2009 at 03:37

  72. katiaaa

    Happy Birthday Firefox

    November 11th, 2009 at 05:56

  73. Villainster

    I’ve used Firefox since 1.0, but it wasn’t until it was into its 2.0 series that I had begun to use it regularly and replaced IE as my default browser on my own PC. Since then, I’ve never gone back to IE (unless I had to reinstall Firefox). Firefox has revolutionized web browsing, and personally it changed the way I do my web browsing and my perception of the internet–for the better of course.

    To the founder, developers, and other staff at Mozilla, thank for for bringing the great gift to the world wide web that is Firefox. Your innovations are nothing short of spectacular and I’m looking forward to future projects from you.

    Here’s to 5 years and 15 more.

    November 11th, 2009 at 11:10

  74. Vaibhav V.Karnik

    Happy birthday Firefox…………..i m addicted to firefox, i love it……many times i had shifted to other browser or downloaded other just to 4 test drive ……..but none of then could clallenge to firefoxe before me………i m using windows xp with out IE….even IE has grown well but it lack some feachers like backup of bookmarks also to import when required…….which is available in firefox……anyways great work Mozilla team,4 providing a very good browers …..Thanku

    November 11th, 2009 at 12:31

  75. […] has completed successful Five years and what about the next five years?. Christopher Blizzard at mozilla hacks talks about the future of Firefox. Over the next five years everyone can expect […]

    November 11th, 2009 at 16:02

  76. Fronkomeier

    Happy Birthday FIREFOX! Will always be my Browser! Vielen Dank!

    November 11th, 2009 at 18:53

  77. RenanSPH

    Good job, keep it up!
    Happy Birthday FireFox!!

    November 11th, 2009 at 19:34

  78. Edible Arrangements®

    ***Happy Birthday Firfox ****, good post about next five years for web.

    November 11th, 2009 at 22:13

  79. Mothusi Sedumedi

    I live in a part of the world where the world of the internet is virtually foreign to many. I have my own pc now, but I used to read a South African computer publication called SACM and enjoyed reading problems that people had about the computers even though I did not have one. I believed that I was preparing myself for the future by reading about computers whilst I could not even afford one at the time. At the time I thought that the monitor was the computer. And I remember reading a great review on SACM or South African Computer Magazine about this browser by Mozilla called Firefox. Whilst almost everyone uses the default browser IE at work, I used Firefox. I have been promoting its use here at BCL Limited even though there are some who can or only want to see the world through IE. I was the only person who could access the web yesterday here at BCL Limited. BCL Limited is a mining and smelting company here in Selibe-Phikwe in Botswana. I did that because I used Firefox whilst others failed using IE.

    Mo2c Sedumedi

    November 12th, 2009 at 03:35

  80. […] estos cinco años de historia, Firefox, navegador de código abierto, ha alcanzado los 330 millones de descargas, ha sido […]

    November 12th, 2009 at 03:39

  81. ilkay turan

    A cake that i made for firefox:) http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Happy-5th-Birthday-Firefox/344013

    November 12th, 2009 at 06:49

  82. Julia

    As a devotee since 0.93 – and before that the Mozilla Suite – I just wanted to say thanks for releasing me from IE6 into a new and better web life!

    Happy birthday Firefox xxxxxx

    November 12th, 2009 at 07:29

  83. […] Vía | Mozilla Hacks […]

    November 12th, 2009 at 08:09

  84. Robotex

    Happy birthday Firefox!

    November 12th, 2009 at 11:53

  85. _Konoka_

    happy birthday Firefox,you are fantastic
    I use it every day,It’s great :)
    Thank you Firefox =)

    November 12th, 2009 at 12:54

  86. Zeshan

    Happy Birthday Everyone. Firebox Designed by everyone, for everyone

    November 12th, 2009 at 13:31

  87. Mike

    Alles gute zum 5 jährigen!
    Firefox ist das beste was es gibt!
    Auf weitere schöne Jahre mit FIREFOX!
    Und die besten Grüsse aus Deutschland von Mike

    November 12th, 2009 at 13:33

  88. steve

    Love you Firefox thanks for filling the gap.

    Steve

    November 12th, 2009 at 20:24

  89. Muhammad Arif

    Thanks firefox! The best browser i have ever used (i have tried all browser BD)

    I cant imagine what firefox will be in the next 5 years!

    November 13th, 2009 at 05:52

  90. Mohammad Sharifi

    5 year ago… we are limited, but now unlimited with Firefox.
    Thank you, Merci, Danke, 谢谢您, σε ευχαριστώ, धन्यवाद, Спасибо, متشکرم

    November 13th, 2009 at 06:37

  91. […] día 9 de esta semana, el navegador Firefox cumplió 5 años, desde que vio la luz la primera versión del navegador del […]

    November 13th, 2009 at 06:48

  92. psychopoet

    firefox is a scorpio [just like me]… yay! merry-happy be-day, firefox! ;-)

    November 13th, 2009 at 08:56

  93. Tony

    Feliz aniversario raposinha, você chegou em boa hora
    Espero que você continue assim, inovando e facilitando
    A vida de nos navegadores da web, parabéns pelos 5 anos!

    November 13th, 2009 at 08:59

  94. […] a los cinco años del panda rojo, una demostración de Firefox Mobile para el Nokia N900 y un repaso de lo que han sido estos cinco años y cómo ha cambiado la web desde […]

    November 13th, 2009 at 09:56

  95. […] avec des sites Web », promet Chris Blizzard, Open Source Evangelist chez Mozilla, dans un long billet où il passe en revue les innovations issues des travaux de la […]

    November 13th, 2009 at 10:42

  96. Margaret

    Greetings and happy birthday from an older Lady who still remembers when her Son told her to try Firefox. Scared as hell to move to
    something I had never heard of and trying to keep up with technology,
    I have never looked back. You keep going strong, and I’ll keep learning new things. 62 years exploring. Margaret Tennessee

    November 13th, 2009 at 11:30

  97. Victor Martins

    Happy Birthday Firefox! Awesome software, idea and community. I’ve tried others, but always come back to FF :)

    November 14th, 2009 at 01:08

  98. […] Real Player. Būtu grūti tādu situāciju iedomāties šobrīd. Mozilla pati ir publicējusi visai garu un detalizētu rakstu, kurā atskatās uz piecos gados padarīto, iezīmē svarīgākos attīstības posmus, kā arī […]

    November 14th, 2009 at 01:47

  99. […] – La storia di Firefox, ovvero come è cambiato il web in questi ultimi 5 anni […]

    November 14th, 2009 at 06:26

  100. James

    i remember when my mate dani first told me about this back in mid 05, i think the mighty firefox was into ver-1.5 at this time and i loved it, i soon developed a nice tasty dislike for microsofts idiot explorer.
    alot has changed indeed since 1.5, was tabbed browsing out back then or did that come in with 2.0? but yeah, today we have a nice crisp interface with all the performance and stabillity that IE will never have :)

    And Remember
    FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS USE IE

    November 14th, 2009 at 07:11

  101. himanshu

    Go Go Go… Firefox :)

    November 14th, 2009 at 08:47

  102. […] Happy Birthday Firefox! You turn […]

    November 14th, 2009 at 09:40

  103. dott stefano tiribocchi

    happy birthday! and thank you for your software! i hope it’ll be available also on iphone

    November 14th, 2009 at 11:02

  104. […] has completed successful Five years and what about the next five years?. Christopher Blizzard at mozilla hacks talks about the future of Firefox. Over the next five years everyone can expect […]

    November 14th, 2009 at 11:28

  105. Zye

    Ever since i started using Fire Fox IE seems so dull

    Happy Birthday

    November 14th, 2009 at 18:05

  106. Shiju Varkey

    Thank you firefox.. for liberate web from the hands o microsoft IE

    November 15th, 2009 at 01:25

  107. supal33tzombiekilla

    THE MOST TRUSTED WEB BROWSER EVER!

    November 15th, 2009 at 01:32

  108. Regina

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jestem z Polski i ciesze sie ze moge korzystac z Firefox, a korzystam juz 3 lata. Uwielbiam Was!!!

    November 15th, 2009 at 03:44

  109. Emil Beliov

    Happy B’day Firefox!
    Greetings from Bulgaria!I’ve tried many browsers around the years, and i can tell, FIREFOX is the best one there is.Thanks for the great browser, and keep up the good work!

    November 15th, 2009 at 06:51

  110. Mario

    Vai firefox! Abracos do Brasil :D

    November 15th, 2009 at 07:40

  111. […] Real Player. Būtu grūti tādu situāciju iedomāties šobrīd. Mozilla pati ir publicējusi visai garu un detalizētu rakstu, kurā atskatās uz piecos gados padarīto, iezīmē svarīgākos attīstības posmus, kā arī […]

    November 15th, 2009 at 12:12

  112. Lukas

    Happy Birthday Firefox from Austria!
    Internet would be sh*t without you!

    November 15th, 2009 at 13:50

  113. […] Five Years of Firefox The once-upstart browser that reignited the browser market has reached a five-year milestone. [via] […]

    November 15th, 2009 at 15:35

  114. firefoxloyaluser999

    woohoo!! happy 5th anniversary Firefox! The Mozilla team is really amazing!

    November 16th, 2009 at 09:00

  115. […] im Firefox-Blog und auf spreadfirefox.com zu lesen ist, hat Mozilla mit seinem Firefox dafür gesorgt, dass die […]

    November 16th, 2009 at 10:17

  116. Simon

    Firefox, i love you!

    Keep fighting against IE

    November 16th, 2009 at 10:20

  117. Zaroff

    internet exploder? did i dream that? spelling has always bean a problem on the net, security always a subconcious primal need. mammals need firefox.

    November 16th, 2009 at 13:58

  118. Brett Zamir

    That was one meaty article… Thank you!

    November 16th, 2009 at 21:24

  119. Miki Dang

    Happ B’day Firefox !! You have blown the new fire up for this world, foxie

    November 17th, 2009 at 01:21

  120. Elias

    Congratulations Firefox, my main browser since 0.9 version came out. all the best.

    November 17th, 2009 at 01:25

  121. Indrajeet Kamat

    Happy Birthday Firefox!

    Cant imagine the web without Firefox:-)

    Lots of love from all of us here in India :-)

    November 17th, 2009 at 04:10

  122. Mimi

    HaPpY 5th BiRtHdAy FiReFoX ! ! :D

    November 17th, 2009 at 04:41

  123. Mimi

    I’ve downloaded other internet systems, but Mozilla Firefox is the best..It is the fastest..

    November 17th, 2009 at 04:49

  124. keshav

    Happy Birthday Firefox

    Awesome browser

    Keep Us Rockin

    November 17th, 2009 at 05:29

  125. […] Two other interesting articles for reading: by Ars technica and Chris Blizzard. […]

    November 17th, 2009 at 08:05

  126. Maley

    Firefox is all I need and all I use

    November 17th, 2009 at 10:22

  127. Haumi

    Vor 5 Jahren war ich mit dabei, Firefox nach Deutschland zu bringen. Auch für ihn trifft zu: “Er läuft und läuft und läuft …”

    November 17th, 2009 at 15:44

  128. Mukundan

    I love you Firefox..
    Hats off to the developer community.. You have given us a great product..

    November 17th, 2009 at 20:25

  129. venkat

    It’s the fire in the belly of the fox that has kept it going…
    Good job folks…

    November 18th, 2009 at 10:24

  130. jackajay

    Congrats Firefox on ur success for the past 5 yrs.i hope to see ur success continue…

    I started using firefox from jan 2006,after starting to use firefox i felt IE seems to be a crap.

    I wish the founder of mozilla and all the developers all the best.

    November 19th, 2009 at 01:41

  131. Beedun

    Happy Bday !!!

    November 19th, 2009 at 03:28

  132. Grams Pam

    Fantastic work promoting open-source concepts and add-on’s. Mozilla and Firefox have made it possible for even the most techo-challenged Grandmothers like myself to enjoy the richness of the internet customized in ways that suit my needs.

    I wish you the best going forward from here.

    November 19th, 2009 at 04:01

  133. Greg Rickaby

    I couldn’t make a living without you! Thank you Firefox!

    November 19th, 2009 at 06:41

  134. Marco

    happy Birthday Firefox.

    I’m the biggest fan of Firefox. it’s an amazing browser and you already made the web better so many thanks to you and continue doing it even better and better.

    November 19th, 2009 at 08:19

  135. Bierbaron21

    Firefox ist ein echt cooler Browser. Firefox ist das beste was einer Website passieren kann. Ich liebe Firefox ☺

    November 19th, 2009 at 14:34

  136. samuel

    Happy birthday Firefox,you are fantastic
    I use it every day,It’s great :)
    Thank you Firefox =)

    November 19th, 2009 at 22:14

  137. Thta

    Happy birthday

    Tank You firefox i love you =’)

    November 21st, 2009 at 03:11

  138. Happy Birthday!

    Firefox is and always will be my favorite Browser.

    I still remembered how happy i was when i got it and how amazed i was at the new concept of “tabs”

    November 21st, 2009 at 11:44

  139. hutingung

    Happy Birthday Firefox
    Thanks a lot.

    November 22nd, 2009 at 01:48

  140. Andre White

    Gratz Firefox, been using since you were called ‘Firebird’ ;)

    November 22nd, 2009 at 05:23

  141. Sergei

    Why is the logo a red star? Are you communist?

    November 22nd, 2009 at 06:30

  142. Ray33

    Firefox forever!

    November 22nd, 2009 at 10:39

  143. Phlox

    HAPPY BIRTH DAY!!!!

    November 22nd, 2009 at 20:45

  144. Gopher

    WoW is about all I can say I remember using the web way back when Netscape was still around it’s come a long way since then and certainly a LONG way in the past 5 years. It makes it a lot easier to write web pages as you know how they are going to handle there is no need to hack the page or stylesheet for the layout like I’ve had to do for IE6. It did force MS to up it’s game and look at what they did with IE 7 tabbed it, amazing Firefox inovates the rest follow. IF Only you could get some website to come out of the dark ages and support Firefox properly, YES there are a few out there that don’t do it, I know shocking isn’t it..

    November 23rd, 2009 at 07:26

  145. NOJ

    WOO-HOO 4 FIRE FOX

    NICE CAKE WANT SOME!!!

    :)

    JON

    November 24th, 2009 at 12:02

  146. Foxy

    Happy Birthday, Firefox. Many happy returns. :0)

    November 24th, 2009 at 12:09

  147. kxy

    happy birthday firefox~
    It has been a great time surfing the internet with firefox
    It`s the best browser that I have ever seen!
    I hope that firefox will get better and better!

    November 25th, 2009 at 07:09

  148. Daniel

    Congratulations, great work has been done and you guys are an important influence. That being said, I think it’s a bit presuming to only call Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari “modern” browsers and exclude IE. With the direction Firefox and IE have developed lately, the latter’s v8 currently pretty much owns the former’s v3 in regular day-to-day usage. Just be careful to not mess up the momentum you’ve built for yourself.

    November 25th, 2009 at 12:48

  149. Cindy

    Happy birthday Firefox! You’ve changed my web surfing experience forever! This is the best browser I’ve ever used!

    November 25th, 2009 at 20:05

  150. Lijo George

    Happy B’day to u Firefox

    November 27th, 2009 at 12:46

  151. Zyrex

    Happy Birthday Firefox…………Thats very good you are of 5 years now……

    November 28th, 2009 at 00:26

  152. Sinan

    Happy Birthday Firefox! I use your web browser every day and it’s awesome!

    November 28th, 2009 at 03:39

  153. TheMole

    Happy B-Day Firefox! I have been using it since 2005.

    November 30th, 2009 at 12:13

  154. soundar

    Firefox has been providing a veritable alternative in the browser space; i am sure it will continue to grow and make more improvements …Goodluck!

    December 1st, 2009 at 09:17

  155. Ido

    Happy birthday Firefox!!!

    Thanks for letting web browsing more dynamic!

    December 1st, 2009 at 10:42

  156. Dietmar Hillebrandt

    Congratulations! But there´s not only fun with Firefox 3.5.5, I´m waiting for Firefox 5, that can open mht.files natively. I just installed two AddOns, but they were not able to open my file:
    UnMHT 5.4.0 and Mozilla Archive Format 0.16.4, the last one didn´t open my file, the first addon does not work correctly!
    My file is a Powerpoint-Presentation converted to a single mht-file,
    with UnMHT it opens, but the used javascript seems not to function.
    So party but work better!

    http://dietmar.buecher.officelive.com/Documents/Die%2020%20Gedichte.mht

    December 3rd, 2009 at 03:57

  157. MAKEEIT SOLUTIONS

    Firefox is very user friendly and brought lot of good features into internet industry that has changed the concept of browser. We at
    MAKE EIT Solutions – web design and web development company India, use Firefox as the official browser for most part of work.

    December 4th, 2009 at 02:47

  158. Luis Barreto

    Firefox is the best web browser.

    Happy birthday Firefox!!!

    December 4th, 2009 at 11:32

  159. Bruno_8690

    Happy birthday Firefox!!!

    December 4th, 2009 at 11:35

  160. Gruhahn

    Been using Mozilla browsers on a variety of OSes since Netscape 3, always did like the alternatives to MS.

    December 5th, 2009 at 11:45

  161. Julian

    Bon anniversaire firefox !!
    grace à vous, on n’est plus obligé d’utiliser internet explorer !
    Il est juste dommage que tout soit en anglais pour les francophones qui ne sont pas bilingues =)

    December 6th, 2009 at 14:15

  162. Pikabolt

    Congratulations on your 5th birthday! I started this last year, and I love the cute Foxkeh! I even named my reindeer after one.

    December 7th, 2009 at 16:55

  163. ghoul

    Happy Birthday to Firefox….hope that ur team will upgrade more features to this awesome browser…May the force be with u always..

    December 9th, 2009 at 00:02

  164. jqjo

    Happy birtday Firefox!!!!
    Son già 5 anni che lo uso??? mi sembra ieri…

    December 10th, 2009 at 05:33

  165. Vivek

    Wish you a very happy b’day sir. You have truly been magnificent for providing internet’s vast potential to millions (going to be billions soon).Keep rocking:)

    December 11th, 2009 at 01:24

  166. Dave Mwathi

    Firefox is the best, authoritatively i say this, because, i have tried to use other browsers and not had that experience that Firefox brings…thanks guys.

    December 11th, 2009 at 08:05

  167. Lucca

    Hey firefox developers! Thanks for the hard work, firefox really changed websurfing for me, from security to tabbing and addons, it really made web better.
    Thanks for that!

    December 12th, 2009 at 06:54

  168. Everest Castillo

    Congratulations Firefox, you filled the void Netscape left, but are doing so much more, when I load software, you are at the Top of my list, amazingly you get better every day,, Happy Birthday, and a job well done!!

    December 12th, 2009 at 08:09

  169. Michael

    Happy Birthday Firefox!

    Firefox has served me some of the best web pages for many years. I am still convinced that it is the world’s best browser.

    It has made “the web better”. :)

    Thank you Mozilla! :)

    December 12th, 2009 at 13:02

  170. Michael

    Happy Birthday, Firefox!
    May the next 5 years be just as great as the first 5!

    December 14th, 2009 at 03:15

  171. Quick Silver

    What makes firefox stand apart from its competitors is the add-ons.

    I just love them! Life is so free-flowing with Down’em all, Bug me not, Greasemonkey, Web of trust and the list goes on..

    Kudos to firefox!! Keep rocking.

    December 14th, 2009 at 08:02

  172. Jem

    Happy birthday firefox!!!
    your the best internet!

    December 14th, 2009 at 17:59

  173. cemal

    Happy birthday to the world’s best browser!
    from Turkey

    December 15th, 2009 at 02:17

  174. Nisarg Tuli

    awesome….
    happy birthday….
    love u….

    December 16th, 2009 at 05:15

  175. patrock2

    Happy 5 yr Birthday Firefox!! and to ALL who have comtributed to it’s development. I have used Firefox since it’s inception and it remains my default browser!!Many many thanks and miles of appreciation to all of you ;)

    December 17th, 2009 at 12:07

  176. asad

    hello its me asad this is my first post here i have been using firefox since its launch and its awesome the speed of browsing and also the downloads so much faster than ie or opera or any other browser.

    ITS FRIENDLY INTERFACE IS SO COOL AND SIMPLE AND EASY TO USE OR NAVIGATE

    THANKS TO MOZILLA FOUNDATION THAT THEY HAVE DEVELOPED THIS BROWSER WITH ALL THEIR ETHICS AND HAVE MADE IT SO SIMPLE AND FAST LIKE WE ALL WISHED A BROWSER TO BE.

    HAPPY TURNING 5 GOOD LUCK FOR THE FOUTURE.I HOPE FIREFOX RULES THE SURFING WORLD.

    December 18th, 2009 at 00:25

  177. martin

    Congratulations Firefox. Your innovations and your battle with IE has kept the web from stagnating. As a software developer we would have made so little progress if we only had IE to choose from.

    Firefox is fast and reliable – something miraculous in the world of software

    With your addons and its community there is no limit to where we can take firefox in the next few years.

    Thanks firefox team!

    December 19th, 2009 at 22:27

  178. Netim

    Legal em amigos , parabens aos fundadores do Firefox , foi uma criatividade criar um dos navegadores mais seguros e mais rapidos do mundo =)

    Obrigado

    December 20th, 2009 at 17:58

  179. escplanet

    I have choose Firefox as my main web browser since 2006… i still remember that day when i have problem with the “world most popular web browser” and that is……. now i never look back.. FIREFOX IS THE BEST.. A+++++++++++++++ ….. Happy 5th Anniversary… Cheers

    December 21st, 2009 at 09:48

  180. iris

    happy birthday firefox :)

    December 22nd, 2009 at 08:21

  181. Mindikia Dharmabandu

    Happy Birthday FireFox …

    Changed how look at internet & browse it ….

    Looking forward to great things …

    Thanks & Regards
    Mindika

    December 22nd, 2009 at 14:57

  182. lance nightingale

    happy birthday from Aotearoa(land of the long white cloud)New Zealand

    December 22nd, 2009 at 19:36

  183. Abhi Talekar

    Happy 5 yr Birthday Firefox!!

    I just love You!
    firefox stand apart from its competitors is the add-ons.
    I install fist on my computer were my operating system is win 2000 or etc. I used firefox since 2006.
    I proud fill when my trick work on only this browser.It’s my default browser.
    I always thing for you,
    “Richness is not earning more……
    Spending more…Or saving more….
    Richness is when you need NO MORE”
    You done this job always honestly.

    Congratulations Firefox,
    truly you get better since where launch first time,
    Happy Birthday, and a job well done!!

    …Many many thanks and miles of appreciation to all of you…..

    December 23rd, 2009 at 00:57

  184. Reggie

    I live by Firefox. When I found it I was in love! It gives simple plain options without all the dangers of that other big browser. I love the control I have. I do use Chrome as well. I never use that other Big Browser.

    YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST!

    December 23rd, 2009 at 21:43

  185. congrats

    yay! firefox pwns

    December 24th, 2009 at 13:40

  186. Unknown

    Firefox is absolutely amazing! It runs better, in my opinion, than IE and feels much more secure. I’ve been using it since 2007 I think…and I prefer to use it at ALL times. But, sadly, some sites will only run on IE. Hopefully, all sites will be compatible with Firefox.

    Good job guys!

    December 25th, 2009 at 04:57

  187. David

    The simple truth of the matter is, Firefox is the best browser out there. IE is garbage compared to firefox

    December 25th, 2009 at 20:59

  188. Dark Huntress

    Happy Birthday Firefox!!

    You are the best browser, my only browser and I wouldn’t venture into the net without you.

    Keep it up and always keep your users first.

    December 26th, 2009 at 18:45

  189. Sheldon

    Was it 5 years already? Wow…

    I used Firefox mainly because of the multitab feature and the popup blocker, then it won my favors regarding security and speed. That was Firefox 1.5 then.

    Now FREEDOM… from browser-which-must-not-be-named :)

    December 28th, 2009 at 06:41

  190. Mágico

    Firefox Rocks!!!!!!!!
    ACDC!!!!!!!

    December 30th, 2009 at 12:39

  191. Mágico

    Happy Birthday!!!
    Rio 2016!!!
    Brasil 2014!!!
    Flamengo Hexachampion 2010!!!
    South Africa 2010!!!
    Brasil Hexachampion 2010!!!
    End of world 2012!!!……….

    December 30th, 2009 at 12:42

  192. Mágico

    Cold Hearted Software

    no one knew
    where he came from
    he never knew himself
    call her ma
    call him pa
    but he was born to someone else
    no one fooled
    or messed him around
    Cause they were all afraid
    Ain’t no lies
    Ice in the eyes
    Of Windows Bill Gates
    CHORUS:
    Cold hearted software
    sometimes bothers, dart in his hand
    Cold hearted software
    And you can’t trust nothing you don’t understand
    Cold hearted software
    Cold hearted software

    Like a snake
    He had no friends
    He didn’t need no one
    Hurt his pride
    Deep inside
    He was another mother’s son
    Reputation
    Broken glass
    Everybody prayed
    For their lives on the street
    Where they happened to meet
    Windows Bill Gates
    CHORUS
    Sometimes you can’t see
    The other side
    It’s too well hidden
    For the naked eye
    Sometimes bothers
    With his dart in his hand
    Two time loser
    A broken software
    Cold hearted software
    Cold hearted software

    Original music by ACDC: Cold Hearted Man
    Lyrics: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Cold-Hearted-Man-lyrics-AC-DC/177446619D91D7444825686B000C0CFD

    Music:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16wgfp9ZPWA

    Happy birthday Firefox!!!
    Happy new Year!!!

    December 30th, 2009 at 13:03

  193. Didier

    hello although not much English is the important thing is to join the celebration of the best five years of Internet browser, Congratulations and keep going forward to improve. thanks.

    December 30th, 2009 at 15:25

  194. Erica

    I thought Firefox was fantastic in 2004 and 5 years later, it’s still the best of the best! Happy birthday FF, we love ya!

    December 31st, 2009 at 14:38

  195. Hanefler

    Bravo Firefox vous avez bu un coup à votre succès j’espere surtout continuez comme ça

    January 2nd, 2010 at 10:09

  196. Dhan Rapcha

    Thanks 4 completing five years. Firefox is simply best browser with some extra features. I like private browsing, deleting all history by one option, support hindi font for some hindi wesites. Multiple tap is one of the best feature of it.
    But it requires some improvements like it crushes during loading heavy websites.
    IE has a advantage when playing youtube video, it remember the played links and if we again play that link it directly starts without buffing again which makes IE special, so please try that also.

    But anyway thank u for yours free services. great work, god bless firefox.

    January 4th, 2010 at 02:59

  197. Thompson Vangller

    Meus parabens meu querido amigo Firefox.
    obrigado por existir.
    V anos

    January 4th, 2010 at 05:02

  198. Abdul Moiz

    Happy birthday firefox ur the best browser i hv ever used ………….keep it up ……:)

    January 5th, 2010 at 01:58

  199. […] estos cinco años de historia, Firefox, navegador de código abierto, ha alcanzado los 330 millones de descargas, ha sido […]

    January 6th, 2010 at 09:09

  200. MAteus Serrão

    Parabéns Firefox. Realmente vc veio para revolucionar, e fazer com que a concorrência lhe copiasse. Sempre fazia preferência para o seu uso, onde quer que eu entrasse on-line. Você tornou-se para muito o “pão nosso da toda rede”.

    Muito mais sucesso, e mais evoluções!!!!!

    January 6th, 2010 at 16:14

  201. BlueBear

    Happy Birthday Firefox!!!! I love you.

    January 8th, 2010 at 20:08

  202. Waylon Whitson

    Been using Firefox for several years, and just finally got all of my family members converted. Happy 5th FF!!!

    January 8th, 2010 at 20:21

  203. Leandro Matos

    Firefox is going head on with the empire and winning the battle! Congratulations on 5 years of success!

    January 10th, 2010 at 07:38

  204. Georgi

    Happy B’day Firefox! Best internet browser ever! keep rockin’

    January 10th, 2010 at 13:14

  205. mutyalarao

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FIREFOX!!!

    A DAY NEVER GOES WITHOUT FIREFOX!!!

    INTERNET EXPERIENCE HAS TO BE SCALED AS ‘BEFORE FIREFOX’ & ‘AFTER FIREFOX’…..

    January 11th, 2010 at 19:55

  206. Maicon from Brazil

    Firefox is the best, no one can do better ;x

    January 12th, 2010 at 07:22

  207. […] wrote Christopher Blizzard, an open source evangelist with Mozilla, on Mozilla’s Hacks blog. […]

    January 13th, 2010 at 07:36

  208. Paul

    Except maybe Google Chrome.

    January 13th, 2010 at 16:37

  209. alberto

    Thank You FIREFOX and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! you saved me from IE….

    January 14th, 2010 at 02:58

  210. simphiwe

    You are the best firefox, keep the fire burning and let the fox running….

    Happy Birthbay boy!!

    January 14th, 2010 at 04:48

  211. […] El navegador Firefox, considerado por muchos y en lo personal el mejor, cumple 5 años […]

    January 16th, 2010 at 10:04

  212. Lorenzo

    the force is strong with this fox..

    always liked you always used you

    happy birthday firefox, keep to shine!

    January 16th, 2010 at 17:11

  213. Colin Ferguson

    Started using Firefox way back in the early days and without a word of a lie ive never EVER looked back … Happy Birthday You Old Fox Xx

    January 18th, 2010 at 06:35

  214. Zocan

    Joyeux Anniversaire Firefox ;)

    Happy Birthday Firefox ;)

    January 18th, 2010 at 09:29

  215. Flávio Brito

    I like Firefox but it is a little “big” for netbooks. I still use Internet Explorer 8, but sometimes I use Firefox, I hope that in the future, Firefox will be much better than now.

    January 19th, 2010 at 12:45

  216. Fifix

    Happy birthday Firefox :3

    January 20th, 2010 at 11:55

  217. Le Hoang

    Happy Birthday Firefox!!!! I love you.
    Viva – Win – Chiến thắng

    January 20th, 2010 at 21:35

  218. Heitor Scalco

    Happy Birthday Firefox! The best navigator of world :)

    January 21st, 2010 at 11:03

  219. Faris

    Happy birthday Firefox
    Thanks for all the perpetrators, for their efforts during these years,

    January 21st, 2010 at 17:29

  220. […] keeps on improving and let's have it many years more between us. Route: Mozilla Blog | Image: hacks.mozilla.org (advisable to read the article to which it takes this linkage where the Firefox future is analyzed) […]

    January 25th, 2010 at 23:17

  221. […] s'améliorer et ayons-le encore beaucoup d'années entre nous. Une voie : Mozilla Blog | l'Image : hacks.mozilla.org (recommandable lire l'article auquel il porte ce lien où l'avenir de Firefox est analysé) […]

    January 27th, 2010 at 07:14

  222. Dhiraj

    Congratulations ! Firefox is undoubtedly is the best.

    June 12th, 2012 at 02:39

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