Mozilla Firebird Renamed Firefox, Version 0.8 Released
Monday February 9th, 2004
The standalone Mozilla Firebird browser has been renamed to Firefox and received an upgrade to version 0.8. This latest release features a new download manager, bookmarks enhancements, better support for extensions and several thousand other improvements. Windows users can benefit from a new installer, while Mac OS X users will enjoy the new Aqua-style theme, Kevin Gerich and Stephen Horlander's Pinstripe.
Firefox is the browser's third name. The last name, Firebird, drew strong objections from the Firebird database community when it was announced in April. The database community's supporters and commercial backers waged a high-profile campaign against mozilla.org and affiliated parties until mozilla.org announced that Firebird would only be used as a codename. The new Firefox moniker is intended to be used as a permanent product name and a strong brand identity will be built around it. The new name was chosen after extensive international trademark searches and consultations with lawyers. The process of registering Firefox as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office began in December last year.
#62 FireFox? Bad Joke, Right?
Monday February 9th, 2004 11:57 AM
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OMG, was there a competitiopn to come up with the most stupid name?
The icon looks like a burning embryo Foxes are considered cunning and untrustworthy! Are we now identifying ourselves with military equipment and shallow action movies? :(
Please tel us you mistakingly thought it was 1. April and were trying to be funny.