Quiz Of The Week: Firefox Is 10!

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Mozilla’s Firefox celebrates its tenth birthday, but what do you know about the open source browser?

Firefox celebrates its tenth anniversary this week with the release of version 33.1, a special birthday edition of the browser, an edition designed specifically for developers.

The browser, developed by the non-profit Mozilla Foundation and volunteers, first made its debut in 2004 in a bid to provide a challenger for Internet Explorer following the demise of Netscape.

Firefox-Menu-on-Windows-en-USTen thousand volunteers clubbed together to fund a full page advertisement in the New York Times to promote the arrival of version 1.0 and the browser has gone from strength to strength since then.

Today, the browser market is much more competitive, with Firefox and Google Chrome providing competition to Internet Explorer. Firefox has also helped to popularise features like add-ons and tabs, while privacy has been a constant focus.

Mozilla’s commitment to promoting Internet access and the open web has even led it to launch its own mobile operating system, Firefox OS, which hopes to allow for the creation of cheaper smartphones that will provide people on lower incomes and those in the developing world with a gateway to the Internet.

But what do you know about Firefox?

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