Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. A Net Applications statistic put Firefox at 24.23% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of February 2010, making it the second most popular browser in terms of current use worldwide after Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and the most used browser independent of any one operating system. Other sources put Firefox's usage share between 20% and 32%.
To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standardsin addition to several features which are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.
Latest Firefox features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, adownload manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (also known as "geolocation") based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses Google by default in most localizations. Functions can be added through add-ons, created by third-party developers, of which there is a wide selection, a feature that has attracted many of Firefox's users.
Firefox runs on various versions of GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and many other Unix-likeoperating systems. Its current stable release is version 3.6.2, released on March 22, 2010. Firefox'ssource code is free software, released under a tri-license GNU GPL/GNU LGPL/MPL.