At the beginning of the navigators debility netscape

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At the beginning of the Navigator‘s debility, Netscape delegated its browser code to a not-for-profit organization called Mozilla foundation. The developments that followed led to the formation of a browser-only version that had new features such as a distinct search bar. This version's name changed from, Phoenix to Firebird, then to Firefox because of trademark problems. In 2004, Mozilla Firefox 1.0 was released (Zalewski 30). Microsoft proclaimed in 2003 that its last independent browser version was Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack and that next version would depend on Windows Vista (Redmond 14). As a result, Mozilla and Opera decided to work together and come up with a technology that was advanced and was compatible with other technologies that were already in existence. In 2006, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 which was characterized by features that were already in use by Opera and Firefox (Zalewski, 38). Internet Explorer 8 passed the Acid2 CSS test although it performed poorly than its competitors. Firefox continued to develop better versions, and in 2009 a study conducted by StatCounter indicated that its 3.5 version was the most popular. In 2010, Mozilla Firefox 3.6 was released (Zalewski 200). It allowed users to alter its appearance by just clicking a button and also improved the performance of the Javascript. In 2011, the Internet Explorer 9 was released, and it supported rudimentary features of SVG. At the end of that year, Chrome had engaged in a rapid version release and this forced Mozilla to do the same. It developed its first rapid release Firefox 5.0 till it ended with version 9 in 2011. (Zaman, Bram & Hassan, 105). In this period, almost all
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  • Fall '14
  • Prof.Oyawa
  • Internet Explorer, World Wide Web, Web browser, Usage share of web browsers, Comparison of web browsers, Mozilla Firefox

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