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Firefox: decade of real choice - there's no app for that

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It's hard to believe it now, but not too long ago the web was dangerously close to being owned by one vendor: Microsoft.

As mainstream users came to equate Internet Explorer's logo with the Web, Microsoft worked to lock in its advantage with increasingly proprietary technology like ActiveX. It surely would have done so, too, but for the seemingly futile Mozilla browser, née Firefox. Born in the ashes of Netscape's failed browser business 10 years ago this month as Phoenix, Firefox 1.0 is arguably the most important technology developed in the last 50 years.

Precisely because it is about more than technology.

Yes, that Firefox.

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