November 12, 2004

Firefox 1.0 is Finally Here

After God only knows how long, the final 1.0 build of Firefox is now freely available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Today also marks the beginning of many marketing efforts on the part of the Spread Firefox community, a full page ad in the NY Times, parties all around the country, and lots of other promotional stuff to come.

And isn’t this interesting, after all the chatter about Google adopting Firefox and re-branding a build of it for themselves. This “Firefox Start” page is the default home page for Firefox now when you install 1.0 final, even if you’ve set your preferences for something else in an earlier build.

Congratulations to everyone involved. Let the games begin.