Firefox celebrates its sixth birthday today, with Firefox’s 1.0 having been released exactly on this date back in 2004.
It’s hard to imagine a time when ‘Firefox’ wasn’t so ubiquitous as it is now. In 6 years, less than half of Internet Explorers 15 years, it has become one of the most important open source projects – from giving users the world over a safe, secure and stable browsing experience to ensuring wider adoption of common web standards through increased market share.
Since it’s launch it has become a beacon of the power, progress and success that the Open Source approach can achieve and… Well, if I keep gushing on i’m going to well up ;)
So here’s to you on your 6th birthday Firefox!
When did you first discover Firefox? Do you still use it? Feel free to share your Firefox stories in the space below.
(thanks to BaloneyGeek for the prod)