A Brief Review of a Few Browsers – Firefox


The First version of Firefox was  released on November 9, 2004.

The second version of Firefox was released November 29, 2005.

In October 24, 2006 came the  third version.

The fourth version of Firefox came out June 17, 2008.

There were two versions, 3.5 released June 30, 2009 and 3.6 released onJ anuary 21, 2010,

As you notice, it was a Browser that kept being tweaked and continues to be tweaked.

It kicked I.E. out of the driver’s seat and proceeded to take over. At first it was very good, then, as we all know, it was upgraded’to crap.

As all Netizens know, or learn, good programs are tweaked to crap.

By March, 2012, Chrome kicked Firefox to the pavement, capturing 37.3%of all Netizens, while Firefox had 36.3%

By December, Firefox had dropped to 31.1%, Chrome had 46.9%.

In June of 2015, Firefox only had 21.3%.  It’s release of Firefox 39.0(just to tell you how many tweaks it has had) was a non-event on July 2, 2015.

Many users declined the update, where they could.

It seems amazing that there were so many destructive tweaks…(I stop announcing them from 2015 as you obviously get the idea)…but this is how a good program is destroyed.  As Firefox was destroyed.

Sure it’s okay, far better than Explorer, but can’t truly compete with Chrome.


What do you think?

Written by jaylar


  1. I also use Opera from time to time. For a while Vivaldi gave me problems with so I used Opera for that. However, the latest Vivaldi release seems to have fixed the problem.

  2. You might want to check out a browser called Vivaldi. I use it on Windows and have no idea what other platforms it is available on. I find it to be very fast. The other benefit is that, since so few people use it, no one is targeting it with attacks.