Download Mozilla Firefox for Mac 28.0

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Mozilla Firefox is one of the World's most popular web browsers and was one of the first to break the stranglehold of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) on the web browsing market. It's still a very powerful and secure browser but faces a lot more competition than when it originally arrived on the scene.

A highly secure and customizable browser

Mozilla Firefox really changed the way people browse the web when it originally burst onto the scene. Firefox remains an incredibly powerful and customizable browser although persistent memory leakage problems and competition from Google Chrome have dented its popularity (see more below).

This is the latest version of the popular web browser and as always, Mozilla claim to a speedier, safer browsing experience. Tests reveal that this newest version of Mozilla Firefox is certainly quick to load even the most graphics intense pages. Firefox puts a high emphasis on privacy and now features secure HTTPS connections by default when performing Google searches to improve privacy and there's an updated site identity indicator in the URL bar.

Mozilla Firefox's tab layout is quite similar to Google's Chrome browser, instead of seeing a blank page whenever a new tab is opened Firefox users are treated to icons that offer quick access to everything from bookmarks to most recently accessed and most frequently visited sites. These icons are fully customizable in Mozilla Firefox as well. You can click and drag them to any spot you like on your name tab's page. If you're not a fan, you can also go to the grid icon on the upper right side of your browser and erase them entirely.

Firefox features Facebook integration. Firefox supports Facebook's social API so you can have dedicated buttons for Facebook in your browser. Mozilla Firefox supports Facebook's Messenger within Firefox, giving users desktop notifications as well as a persistent friends list and activity feed on the right. Conversations will open up as overlays on top of whatever website you're on so you can multitask while you chat.

Memory leak persists for some

One major problem that persists for some is the high usage of RAM when Firefox is playing Flash videos such as YouTube. Firefox runs an extra "Plugin-container" process for Flash videos that can occasionally consume 100% of your CPU and cause your Mac to freeze temporarily. This problem seems to affect some users more than others and can be influenced by add-ons, the age of your hardware and what other applications you may be running at the same time. Mozilla have gone a long way to eliminating the problem but some users will still find it a problem.

An excellent all-round browser

Mozilla Firefox remains an excellent, secure browser that provides a reliable alternative to Google Chrome.

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Size: 47.2 MB


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Operating System: Mac OS X

Publisher/Developer: Mozilla

Release Date: Mar 18, 2014

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