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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
In a relatively short time, the Firefox browser has accumulated nearly ten percent of browser market share (according to http://www.netapplications.com, for one). Firefox works on virtually every platform, performs well, is far more secure than Internet Explorer, and provides best-of-breed features such as tabbed browsing, built-in pop-up blocking, and extensive support for World Wide Web standards.
Better yet, Firefox can be souped-up with extensions that add features to the basic browsing experience. The official repository for Firefox extensions can be found at https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/?application=firefox. There are currently over 670 extensions available — some as small as a toolbar button, yet some as large as an entire XML User Interface Language (XUL, pronounced" zool") application. If you browse the repository, you'll undoubtedly find something that enhances your browsing habits.
Here are four valuable extensions to investigate further.