Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Firefox ( फायरफॉक्स )

मोझिला कॉर्पोरेशनचे फायरफॉक्स हे एक ओपनसोर्स वेब ब्राउजर सॉफ्टवेअर आहे. जगात सर्वात जास्त वापरल्या जाणार्या बाउजर्स पैकी एक असलेले फायरफॉक्स अतिशय वेगवान असे ब्राउजर सॉफ्टवेअर आहे. फायरफॉक्स पुरवत असलेल्या सुविधांची यादी खुप मोठी आहे. नेटविहार करण्यास अत्यावश्यक असलेल्या सुविधांबरोबरच  इंटरनेटवरील धोक्यांपासून बचावासाठी आवश्यक असलेल्या Anti-Malware, Anti-Phishing, Customized Security Settings, Outdated Plug-In Detection सुविधा फायरफॉक्समधे आहेत त्याच बरोबर जेव्हा तुम्ही फायरफॉक्स वापरुन एखादी फाईल डाउनलोड करता संगणकावरील अँटी वायरस सॉफ्टवेअरच्या मदतीने ते ती फाईल तपासुन पहाते आणि संगणक सुरक्षित राहील याची काळजी घेते. सुपर स्पिड हे फायरफॉक्स चे अजुन एक वैशिष्ट्य आहे Smaller Memory Footprint, Faster Page Load,Memory Management आणि super fast JavaScript engine सुविधांमुळे फायरफॉक्स वापरणे हा नेटविहार करताना वेगवान अनुभव तर देतोच शिवाय ते तुमच्या संगणकावरीम मेमरीही कमी वापरते. फायरफॉक्सच्या Awesome Bar, Tabs,Easy Organization, Location-Aware Browsing,Form Complete, Password Manager  सुविधा एकुणच तुमची प्रोडक्टव्हिटी वाढवितात. त्याचप्रमाणे फायरफॉक्सच्या ६००० पेक्षाही जास्त add-ons, easy-to-install themes आणि add-ons च्या ही पुढे जावुन फायरफॉक्स पुरवत असलेल्या सुविधा जसे add new search engines, change toolbar preferences, ब्राउजरच्या navigation button  ची साईझ, आकार आणि स्टाईल बदलू देणार्या सुविधा इत्यादी तुम्हाला तुमच्या मनाप्रमाणे फायरफॉक्स मधे बदल करु देतात आणि तुम्ही फायरफॉक्सला तुमचा असा पर्सनल टच देवू शकता.

अशा अगणित सुविधा पुरविणारे फायरफॉक्स संगणकावरील अतिशय महत्त्वाचे असे ब्राउजर सॉफ्टवेअर म्हणून एक उत्तम पर्याय आहे.

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is the second most widely used browser with 30% of worldwide usage share of web browsers.
Firefox Features
·          Firefox provides Anti-Malware ,Anti-Phishing & Parental Controls features for secure browsing.
·          Outdated Plug-In Detection
·          Private Browsing
·          Anti-Virus Software - Firefox integrates elegantly with your Windows antivirus software. When you download a file, your computer’s antivirus program automatically checks it to protect you against viruses and other malware, which could otherwise attack your computer.
·          Super Speed -Firefox includes the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, which gives the browser dramatically better performance than ever before.
·          Smaller Memory Footprint
·          Short and sweet, Firefox uses less of your computer’s memory while it’s running.
·          Faster Page Load
·          Memory Management - With a new management function Firefox keeps memory usage under control.
·          Crash Protection  - Firefox provides uninterrupted browsing for Windows and Linux users when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins. If one of these commonly-used plugins crashes or freezes, it won't affect the rest of Firefox. Instead, you can simply reload the page to restart the plugin and try again.
·          Beyond Add-ons - With a growing library ofover 6,000 Firefox add-ons  are the cornerstone of customization, but adapting Firefox to suit your style doesn’t stop there. You can add new search engines, change toolbar preferences, display different sizes, shapes and styles for your browser’s navigation buttons and more. With additional preferences, you can specify a Web mail client, such as Gmail, to open up when you click on an address from a Web page or set up a news reader application for the blogs you encounter.
·          Add-ons Manager - The fully integrated add-on manager even lets you  view, manage and disable third-party plugins in a few easy clicks.
·          Awesome Bar - A quick way to get to the sites you love—even the ones with addresses you only vaguely remember.
·          Tabs
·          Location-Aware Browsing - Now Firefox can tell websites where you’re located so you can find info that’s more relevant and more useful (for example, getting directions or finding restaurants near you). It's all optional - Firefox doesn't share your location without your permission - and is done with the utmost respect for your privacy.
·          Password Manager
·          Form Complete
·          Download Manager
·          Automated Update - Our open-source security strategy lets us find—and fix—security issues in record time, making Firefox the safest way to surf. Install upgrades when you receive automatic notification or wait until you’re ready.
·          Tags
·          Reopen Closed Tabs and Windows - If you accidentally close a tab or window, you can reopen it in one click. Just view Recently Closed Tabs or Recently Closed Windows in the History menu and select the tab or window you’d like to reopen.
·          One-Click Bookmarking
·          Session Restore
·          Offline Browsing - Take your computer offline and still have information at your fingertips. Certain enabled sites may allow applications—like your Web-based email—to stay with you at all times.
·          RSS Feed Reader
·          Integrated Web Search
·          Hundreds of Search Engines
The web browser is arguably the most important piece of software on your computer. With so many features Firefox is certainly one of the better options available.

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