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An Introduction to Firefox


How can I start using Mozilla Firefox?


This question was answered on June 15, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Through the unique development methods of Open Source, Mozilla Firefox has developed into one of the best browsers on the market and it’s free! The efforts of the Open Source community have yielded a product with impressive speed and fewer bugs than programs developed by traditional methods Firefox has a number of unique features and has the ability to add extensions that allow you to further extend the functionality of the browser If you’re new to the Firefox concept, start here:

Obviously, the first thing you need to do is get your free copy of the Mozilla Firefox browser You can locate the Firefox installer on the Mozilla download page If you go to this page:, you will always find the newest version available The download is small and the installation is fairly straightforward, especially if you stick with all of the default settings (just keep clicking Next).

Firefox imports your existing settings from Internet Explorer

An import wizard will run when you first install Firefox (and is also available later through the File menu, File > Import), and it imports your Favorites, options, cookies, stored passwords, and a variety of other data This saves you time customizing Firefox to fit your needs.

Firefox packs many new features unknown to the Internet Explorer user Check back next week for more tips on using this great browser.

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on June 15, 2006