Eight years ago today (9th November 2004), the Mozilla foundation launched the first ever version of Firefox.
The anniversary of Firefox is actually very confusing as Mozilla’s first browser was released 10 years ago.
However, the browser that would eventually be known as Firefox, was originally called Phoenix.
Pheonix was actually launched as a beta in 2002, but the full version of the browser was launched in 2004, as Firefox.
Mozilla’s Firefox really was breath of fresh air to the market, after Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 was the main browser available.