Mozilla Firefox Turns 5

Five years ago, Mozilla Firefox 1.0 was launched with much excitement from the web community. And this was for good reason– prior to November 2004, there was very little options when it came to browsers as folks only had Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, and Netscape to choose from. Mozilla Firefox burst into the scene as the little browser that could.

Now it’s November 2009 and the browser landscape has changed. There are more choices (like Google Chrome) and and the former browser overlord, Internet Explorer, is declining. But more importantly, the little browser that could has become stronger. Over the last five years, one in every five web user now has Mozilla Firefox.

From the improvement in speed, personalization, and flexibility, Mozilla Firefox will remain in the forefront of the improving the web browsing experience.

Here in Manila, the Mozilla Philippines Community will be leading the be celebrations with “Five Years of Firefox in Manila.” The event will be held on November 21, 2009 at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City from 3pm to 5pm. The event will feature swag and launching of Philippine community initiatives, plus a hint on the future of Mozilla Firefox.

I’d like to take this opportunity to invite fans of Mozilla Firefox here in Manila to drop by the event to show your support. To RSVP, please visit the event’s official page in Facebook.