Firefox turns 100, does not break the internet


I may be PC Gamer’s last committed Firefox user, and so it falls to me to mark, with great pleasure and satisfaction, the venerable open-source browser’s 100th birthday—that is, the release of its 100th update.

Firefox 1.0 was released by the Mozilla Foundation in 2004, after a couple years of pre-release iteration and name changes, to widespread acclaim thanks to innovative features and the fact that its chief competitor was Internet Explorer. A two-page ad in the New York Times containing the name of every single person who had contributed to the 1.0 fundraising campaign attracted further public attention (the print, as you can imagine, was very small), and by 2010 Firefox claimed nearly 1/3 of the desktop browser market share.





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