On November 9, 2004, Firefox 1.0 launched to fight the growing dominance of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, the browser that had essentially killed the first major consumer browser, Netscape Navigator. The project, originally named Phoenix to symbolize rebirth from Netscape's ashes, has now clawed its way back to account for nearly a quarter of the browser usage today. It's been an eventful five years. We discuss Mozilla, Firefox, and the future of browsers with CNET News senior writer Stephen Shankland.
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