Firefox: 10 Years Testing How Far Your RAM Will

This week one of the most used browsers from full planet 10 years old. Firefox, released by Mozilla on September 23, 2002 (late congratulations worth, right?), Appeared on the web in the form of the name Phoenix browser, which brought the shy number of version 0.1 and weighed a mere 8MB. In its amazing features, they were listed things like “search for bookmarks and history” and “customizable toolbar”.

Before having the name that takes today, Firefox experienced brand problems. Its initial name, Phoenix, was not very well accepted by the American company Phoenix Technologies. His second attempt to name, Firebird (chosen in 2003), this time caused the ire of members of the Firebird project, a free database. It was only in February 2004 that the Firefox name was finally adopted. In the same year, interestingly nine months later, was born the 1.0 version of the browser.

Since then Mozilla strives to make Firefox a great alternative to standard browsers systems, Internet Explorer on Windows and Safari on OS X. And in my opinion, is a commendable job and that is well matched with the competition He is doing, although time or another browser to its missteps in RAM memory management – something you just marking his name. Currently, I use Firefox as the main browser and Chrome as secondary.

For those who like nostalgiar deeply, the first version can still be downloaded and installed, as pointed out by the Webmonkey site. That Mozilla’s FTP directory one for Windows and one for: the two versions released at the time are still available Linux.