I’ve been using Firefox since 1.0 was released in 2004. Once I got used to tabbed browsing I never looked back.
For me, Firefox blew IE out of the water. By the time IE finally caught up with the release of IE6 it was too late, I was already hooked.
In 2004 it seemed like IE was going to be the default web browser forever. Netscape was, for all intents and purposes, already dead at that point and the thought of an open source browser was unheard of.
It’s hard to imagine that almost exactly four years after it’s initial release 1 in 5 people are now using Firefox.
I have no doubt that number will continue to grow thanks to Firefox’s excellent open source community and the phenomenal number of plugins available to customize FF to fit your needs.
If you haven’t already, you should really do yourself a favor and get Firefox.