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10 reasons to choose Firefox

This award-winning Web browser has come from no-where to now holding 44% of the browser market. A remarkable achievement when you consider every PC comes with Internet Explorer (IE) pre-installed.

So why have so many people switched? Yes it's faster, safer, more secure, more customizable than IE. But the simple fact is that website look better and your online experience is more pleasurable.

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Firefox web browser features

Tabbed Browsing – a great time saving feature which makes it possible to view several web pages in one window.

Easy bookmarking – now it's even easier to organize your bookmarks, with just one click.

Zoom – forget making the text bigger, now you can zoom in on any part of a page without blowing the layout. Looks great for everyone and a better experience for people with visual impairments.

Fast Searching – Google is built into tool bar, there are Keywords for your bookmarks and an intelligent quick search facility – this brings everything together from your PC, the site your viewing and the world wide web on one screen, fast.

Safety – Firefox is not integrated into your operating system and does not support popular scripts that are known to have security holes – so your personal information is safer. There is a Download Manager, so nothing from the Web will be loaded onto your machine without you first being asked for approval. Now includes active protection from online scams.

Automatic Popup Blocking – stop those annoying popup ads, or you can set it to ask you if you want a pop up to appear.

Dictionary Tooltip - unsure of a word? Double-click any word on the page you are viewing to see its definition.

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Customizable – You can make your browser your own with customisable Toolbars and a Theme Manager. It's easy, choose from over a thousand useful add-ons that enhance Firefox.

Up-to-date – Firefox checks on the latest up-dates and improvements, which, unlike IE, are regular.

Compatible – Firefox is available for Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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Windows Minimum System Requirements

  • 233 Mhz processor
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • 50 MB of free disk space
  • Microsoft Windows 98

Mozilla Recommends

  • 500 Mhz processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 100 MB of free disk space
  • Microsoft Windows XP

Mac Minimum System Requirements

  • PowerPC G3 processor
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • 75 MB of free disk space
  • Mac OS X 10.2.x

Mozilla Recommends

  • PowerPC G4 or Intel processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 150 MB of free disk space

Linux Minimum System Requirements

  • 233 Mhz processor
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • 50 MB of free disk space
  • Linux kernel 2.2.14 (with glibc 2.3.2, XFree86-3.3.6, gtk+2.0, fontconfig/xft and libstdc++5)

Mozilla Recommends

  • 500 Mhz processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 100 MB of free disk space
  • a modern Linux distribution

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