Firefox & Me: Episode 2: First encounter

It was end of summer 2002, I was sitting on my balcony having my afternoon coffee and flipping the pages of PC magazine, when a big article that cover one page about a new browser called Phoenix grabbed my attention.  I read the article very fast then jumped behind my PC and started to type the URL to download it, I was thinking is it going to be the one! The file was 8 MB, I was surprised how small it was, but with my dial up connection and 1Kbps speed, I have to wait more in order to have it downloaded. Once I have on my PC, I open the zip file, looking for the EXE, version 0.1, that’s interesting; I was telling myself. I launch it, and started to browse, opening many pages, it is really fast, responsive; even I can even customize the toolbar. What kind of browser is this?! Without hesitation, I clicked the button; you are going to be my default browser from now on…

To be continue…

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