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(World-Wide Web, open source)
The open source web browser, designed for standards-compliance, performance, and portability, whose development is coordinated by the Mozilla Foundation.

The Mozilla project started in March 1998 when Netscape Communications Corporation released the source code of Netscape Communicator. The now abandoned version based on that code is referred to as "Mozilla Classic". Since then, much has been rewritten, including the layout engine, the networking library, and the front-end.

Mozilla 1.0 was finally released on 2002-06-05. Much of the code was used to build Firefox.

Although a lot of Mozilla code is under the original Netscape Public License, some parts of the code are under the Mozilla Public License or dual MPL/GPL.

"Mozilla" was the original project code name for Netscape Navigator and, according to some of the documentation, the correct pronunciation of "Netscape".


An open source Web browser and toolkit from the Mozilla Foundation ( Mozilla serves as a reference platform for standards compliance and quality control. Mozilla-based products for Windows, Mac and Linux are the Mozilla and SeaMonkey suites (browser, email, newsgroups and HTML editor), Firefox browser and Thunderbird email client. The Camino browser is Mac only.

Over the years, Mozilla received contributions from around the world, and both Netscape and third parties have used the code for their own purposes. Version 1.0 of the Mozilla browser was released in 2002. Gecko is the name of the rendering engine that began its development at Netscape in 1997, but was released as open source. Gecko was formerly called Raptor and NGLayout (Next Gen Layout). See browser rendering engine.

What's a Mozilla?
Mozilla was originally the code name for the Netscape Navigator Web browser and Netscape's first alligator-like mascot. Mozilla stood for "Mosaic Killer," because Netscape wanted to reign supreme, which it did for a while (see Mosaic).

In 1998, the source code of the entire Netscape Communicator package was made available to developers, and was created to act as a clearing house for contributions. In 2003, with the help of the Netscape division of AOL, it was turned into the Mozilla Foundation to provide support for open source projects. See Firefox, Netscape and Netscape Communicator.
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Table 5: Usage of search engines Statistics N Valid Missing Google 45 9 Yahoo 20 34 Mozila Firefox 20 34 Google Chrome 18 36 Alta Vista 13 41 Safari 3 51 Bing 2 52 Mexthon 1 53 Results shows in preference order that Most of the respondents like to use first Google, Second Yahoo, Third Mozila Firefox, Fourth Google Chrome, Fifth Alta Vista, Sixth Safari, Seventh Bing and on the last Mexthon.
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A pair of unpatched vulnerabilities in Mozilla's Firefox Web browser--rated as "extremely critcal" by one security firm--could allow an attacker to take control of a PC simply by getting a user to visit a malicious Web site, Mozila say..
Because proof-of-concept code has been leaked--as were the vulnerabilities--before a patch was ready, Mozila recommended that Firefox users either disable JavaScript or lock down the browser so it doesn't install additonal software, such as extensions or themes, from Web sites.