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To study Mozilla as an example of Free Open Source Software.
AIM:  To study Mozilla as an example of Free Open Source Software.
THEORY: Mozilla is a web based browser based on the same program code as Netscape Navigator. It is the product of open source software development initiated by Netscape several years ago. It has a feel and look that is nearly identical to Netscape Navigator and includes features that you get in Internet Explorer in full screen mode. It can import and access your bookmarks. Mozilla’s special feature is its ability to display multiple web pages in same program window as opposed to cluttering desktop with several browser windows each open for different website or page. Mozilla is available for free download from mozilla.org.
HISTORY:
·        Started in the year 1998.
  • Originally known as Phoenix September 2002-April 14, 2003 and briefly as Mozilla Firebird.
  • February 9, 2004 to Mozilla Firefox
  • Started as a experimental branch of Mozilla suite.
  • There were 60 core developers and more than 1000 contributors from various firms in this project.
  • The browser has a 2 million line of source code.
FEATURES:
·        Pop up blocker, tabbed browsing, live bookmarks, incremented find features and customized download manager.
·        Mouse gestures, advertisement blocking, proxy server switching and bugging codes.
·        Mozilla update, a website containing themes and extensions approved for Mozilla updating.
·        People who report a valid critical security bug receive a US $500 cash reward and a Mozilla t-shirt.
·        Search engine like Google, Yahoo now offer Firefox extensions for easily accessing their services.
 FIREFOX vs INTERNET  EXPLORER
  • Firefox is more secure.
  • User friendly Features.
  • Better built in popup blocker than Internet Explorer.
  • Aspect of Firefox is tabbed browsing.
  • Integrated Search engine.
  • Download manager Pause.
  • Display correct height pixels.
CONCLUSION: Hereby we have studied the Mozilla Firefox, its brief history and its features which are present.

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