Firefox 100 Tours –

No, Firefox is not 100 years old of course.

The well-known browser is barely 20 years old, and that’s only if we start the calculation from development. Since launch, the watch is almost 18 years old.

But Firefox has just completed 100 updates, which are duly celebrated Mozilla Blog.

Netscape’s spiritual successor

Firefox is considered by many to be the spiritual successor to Netscape, since Mozilla was created by Netscape in 1998, before Netscape was sold to AOL.

The name Firefox comes from the nickname Red Panda. Photo: Mathias Appel, CC10 public domain

Firefox was launched in 2002, then under the name Phoenix, and it was launched in the first version on November 9, 2004. It quickly became popular due to its power and quick response, and during the first nine months, Firefox was downloaded no less than 60 million times.

The peak was reached in November 2009, when Firefox regained the popularity of Internet Explorer 7, with more than 32 percent of user engagement.

However, it did not last long, and Firefox is now in fourth place, behind Chrome, Edge and Safari.

What’s new in 100?

Version 100 isn’t a very big update to Firefox, but we now have a bit of a preference for round numbers.

Firefox 100 is getting a number of minor updates, including:

  • Some videos may now have “Picture in Picture” captions. Most often these are videos from YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, but this also applies to some others that use special methods of subtitles.
  • Firefox for Android and Iphone got two new wallpaper styles.
  • Firefox for Android now supports HTTPS only mode, which means that unencrypted connections will be rejected automatically.
  • Spell check in multiple languages

The full list can be found hereAnd you can download the latest version of Firefox from the same place.

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