Firefox 17

Firefox 17

17.0.1
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"Major open-source browser with social network integration"
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Firefox 17

Firefox, the renowned major browser from Mozilla, has reached the stable channel with this Firefox 17 version. As such, besides the regular smaller fixes and enhancements, you now get a browser that is even faster, more secure and customizable then ever before.

The major important features in Firefox 17 are the social integration API, with API standing for Application Programming Interface, and a plug-in security feature.

The Social API actually integrates Facebook Messenger, but will surely soon be accompanied by other social networks. It basically offers the users a way of having their Facebook chat list as well as notifications available without the need to open the Facebook page, via a sidebar and pop-up notifications.

The click-to-play security feature concerns plug-ins considered outdated or not safe. Content based on these plug-ins will not be run automatically, instead you'll have to manually click to activate the content and you will be offered an update link as well.

Besides the new features Firefox 17 offers, with this major browser you'll experience super speed as the performance got optimized in various ways. You can also can sync and have your browsing data, such as passwords, bookmarks, open tabs, and more with this browser installed on multiple devices. Furthermore, you can highly customize your Firefox with a wide range of extensions and themes, as well as protect and secure your personal information for which you are in control. Worth mentioning are also the application tabs, to keep your favourite websites open just one click away.

Technical note concerning update to version 17.0.1: bugfixes, added security, first revision of the Social API, Click-to-play blacklisting implemented and implementation of HTML5 sandboxing attribute for iframes.

Free Download Score
Version 17.0.1
License Freeware
On Site Since 10/January/2013
Author Mozilla
Last Update 15/January/2013
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Compatible Windows XP, Windows Millennium, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Home Server, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000