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Firefox Reaches 200 Million Downloads

First things first, I have to say congrats to the folks over at Firefox. No mater how many folks out there might say that Firefox isn’t the browser for them for this reason or that reason, 200 million speaks volumes. It shows there has been and will be an audience for such a browser.

Here is what Asa Dotzler had to say via the SpreadFirefox.com Web site:

Let me start off by saying that YOU ALL ARE AMAZING! Today the Firefox download counter crossed the 200 million mark. We know that this number doesn’t represent actual users because this number includes both Firefox 1.0 and Firefox 1.5 (soon Firefox 2,) because not every one completes every download, and because not every download results in a new Firefox user.

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New Portable Firefox Details

Thanks to Jim for pointing this one out to me. It looks like Portable Firefox has a new edition out with some awesome features not seen before.

Portable Firefox is now Mozilla Firefox – Portable Edition (Firefox Portable among friends), and version 1.5.0.5 has been released. It’s the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser packaged with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you. This new release adds in a ton of new features, including: the ability to run from a CD, complete Firefox partial update support, in-place upgrades, lots of handy bug fixes, support for running within Wine on *nix and more.

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World Firefox Day

Oh you didn’t know? World Firefox Day is coming soon, and the folks at Mozilla want you to be apart of it and the browser.

This new site, located at World Firefox Day will guide users through the simple steps of 1. selecting one person (and only one person) who needs to be saved. 2. inviting them to download and install Firefox. 3. registering to have both of their names listed and celebrated in an interactive display inside of the Firefox 2 program.

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More Firefox 2 Coverage and Pics

Is Firefox 2.0 a slam dunk? Well, the folks at eWeek don’t think so. I am still happy with how things look, and so are the folks at Lifehacker. Go check out Lifehacker for some more pictures of the guts and soul of the newest edition of browser in question. I think we are reaching the point where some folks in the media Online almost want Firefox to fail. I guess they think we can’t let our idols get too powerful.

Firefox’s 9 Month Outlook

I read a very interesting outlook on where Firefox is heading in the near future this morning. Now the regular user might not care too much, they just want it to work. It is neat to look ahead though for those of us who like to see what the future might hold.

I heard a few questions yesterday about the future of Firefox and its product goals, differentiating factors, and its positioning against Microsoft and its Internet Explorer browser. I’ve been following the Firefox process intermittently so I’ll outline some of what I know in an attempt to spark community involvement and feedback on behalf of Mozilla and the Firefox team.

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Firefox Teaser Trailer

Ever been interested in seeing all the behind the scenes action at Mozilla?

Hello! We (John Carey and myself, Matt Shichtman) are finally ready to launch the teaser trailer to the firefox summer video projects! We will be spending the summer putting together short bits of video with the purpose of bringing you, our viewers, the Mozilla experience as we near the release of the much anticipated FIREFOX 2.

[Watch the Road to Firefox 2 Teaser Trailer!]