Mozilla Firefox 1.0 front page screenshot

Firefox 1.0, the first release targeted for general public

Firefox 1.0 was released on November 9, 2004.[1] The launch of version 1.0 was accompanied by "a respectable amount of pre-launch fervor"[2] including a fan-organized campaign to run a full-page ad in The New York Times.

Although the Mozilla Foundation had intended to make the Mozilla Suite obsolete and replace it with Firefox, the Foundation continued to maintain the suite until April 12, 2006[3] because it had many corporate users and was bundled with other software. The Mozilla community (as opposed to the Foundation) continues to release new versions of the suite, using the product name SeaMonkey to avoid confusion with the original Mozilla Suite.

References Edit

  1. Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Release Notes. Mozilla (November 9, 2004). Retrieved on June 13, 2012.
  2. "Firefox browser takes on Microsoft", BBC News, November 9, 2004. Retrieved on June 13, 2012. 
  3. Sunset Announcement for Fx/Tb 1.0.x and Mozilla Suite 1.7.x. Mozilla Developer News » Blog Archive ». Mozilla Developer Network (April 12, 2006). Retrieved on August 6, 2009.