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9 Reasons to Switch to Firefox, the Browser With a Conscience

Jan 15 2014 - 2:59pm

"You probably spend more time in your browser than in bed," Johnathan Nightingale, VP of Firefox Engineering [1], recently told us. And he's right: spending lots of time on the Internet is our reality — guilty as charged. We (as in you, me, and the rest of the online world) rely on the web a great deal, which is why our choice of browser, our means of transport within the World Wide Web, is crucial.

We're "living online," Johnathan says, pointing, clicking, and scrolling through most of our waking moments, and our browsers should help us, the globe's cybercitizens, be more productive and communicate more effectively.

And while web browsers (Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.) may not seem all that different, little details can make a huge difference. We downloaded the latest build of Firefox [2] for desktop and mobile, talked to some of the Mozilla crew about what's next for the red panda of the Internet, and thought: maybe it's time to switch browsers. Take a look at nine reasons to make the move to Mozilla Firefox, and let us know: will you switch?

There are many compelling reasons to make Firefox your default browser, but we want to know: are they enough? When it comes down to it, the browser you choose depends on your web habits and what works for your computer. Give Firefox 21 [10] a stab (or Aurora [11] if you're an early adopter), and we'll let you know what we think of the next version, Australis, when it's available.

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