Happy Birthday, Firefox

My admiration for the Mozilla project, as exemplified by its work on Firefox, is plain for all to see. All the same, I want to once again wish Firefox a happy birthday. Hard to believe it is only six years old though understandable it seems longer to me since I started using it well before the 1.0 release.

Mozilla was established more than 10 years ago as a non-profit organization with a mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web. Six years ago, Mozilla released Firefox 1.0 offering people a better Web experience.

Today, Firefox is available in more than 70 languages and offers an easy way for people to enjoy rich Web experiences. Nearly a quarter of Internet users choose Firefox as their trusted ambassador to the Web. More than 150 million people choose Firefox Add-ons to customize their Web experience.

Firefox’s commitment to both open web standards and an excellent online experience is why I have remained loyal for more than its official six year span. You can see my birthday wish from last year, sentiments that have only grown stronger since.

If Firefox 4 is any indication, my loyalty is pretty much guaranteed for the foreseeable future.

Happy 6th Birthday Firefox! Mozilla