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-===What is Mozilla?===+==What is Mozilla?==
-[http://mozilla.org/ Mozilla] is both the name of an Internet software program and the name of the organization that makes it. +'''Mozilla''' is both the name of an ''Internet software program'' and the name of the ''organization'' that makes it.
-The software program is the [http://mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/ Mozilla Application Suite], which includes a web browser, e-mail software, and more. +The software program is also known as Mozilla Application Suite, or simply {{Mozilla Suite}}. It includes a web browser, an e-mail and IRC client, and more.
-[http://mozilla.org/about/ Mozilla the organization] is a non-profit [http://mozilla.org/foundation/ foundation] and many [http://www.mozilla.org/credits/ volunteers] that create these software programs and more:+[http://mozilla.org/about/ Mozilla the organization] is a non-profit [http://mozilla.org/foundation/ foundation] that created the Suite and other software products, including:
-* The cutting edge web browser, [http://mozilla.org/products/firefox/ Firefox]+* The cutting edge web browser, {{Firefox}}.
-* The new e-mail program, [http://mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/ Thunderbird]+* The new e-mail program, {{Thunderbird}}.
-* The [http://mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/ Mozilla Application Suite]+* Other sub-projects and spinoffs of the Mozilla Application suite, such as ChatZilla IRC client.
-* Other sub-projects and spinoffs of the Mozilla Application suite.+* Web tools that aid the application development such as [http://bugzilla.org/ Bugzilla].
-* Products that aid the web application development such as [http://www.bugzilla.org/ Bugzilla]+<!-- [http://www.mozilla.org/credits/ volunteers] -->
 +For details about Mozilla products please refer to the [[Summary of Mozilla products|summary page]].
-===Mozilla and Netscape===+==Mozilla and Netscape==
-Mozilla and [http://netscape.com/ Netscape] have had an interesting relationship. Netscape was the company that created the open-source Mozilla project by contributing pre-5.0 Netscape beta code. This code was eventually abandoned in favor of a ground-up rewrite of the browser, from which future Netscape releases were made. Although it came too late to help Netscape in the Browser Wars, beta versions of the Mozilla Suite formed the basis for Netscape 6.x versions, and the [http://mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.0.html version 1.0] [http://www.mozillazine.org/articles/article2278.html release] of Mozilla was combined with proprietary components such as AIM and Netscape Radio to create Netscape 7.+Mozilla and Netscape have had an interesting relationship. Netscape was the company that created the open-source Mozilla project by contributing pre-5.0 Netscape beta code. This code was eventually abandoned in favor of a ground-up rewrite of the browser, from which future Netscape releases were made. Although it came too late to help Netscape in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_wars Browser wars], beta versions of the Mozilla Suite formed the basis for Netscape 6.x versions, and the [http://mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.0.html version 1.0] release of Mozilla was combined with proprietary components such as AIM and Netscape Radio to create Netscape 7.
-===The Gecko Rendering Engine===+==The Gecko rendering engine==
-[http://www.mozilla.org/newlayout/ Gecko] is a ''rendering engine'', the fundemental program that converts web programming code (e.g. HTML and XML) into the web page you see on your screen. It's a component of the Mozilla organizations' web browsers, e-mail programs, and anything else that displays web pages. Gecko has a well-deserved reputation for industry-leading support of web standards, alongside the flexibility to support the non-standard code often found on the web. Gecko correctly renders almost every page on today's web and Gecko helps website developers move forward by supporting the [[Intro : Comparison: Standards Comparison | latest in web technologies]] such as [http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/ SVG], [http://www.w3.org/XML/ XML], [http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/ XSL], [http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/ CSS], [http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/#recommendations XHTML], and [http://www.w3.org/DOM/ DOM]. Gecko also renders the user interface for Mozilla Suite, Firefox, and Thunderbird using XUL, the XML User-interface Language.+'''Gecko''' is a ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layout_engine rendering engine]'', the software component that takes web content, such as HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, images, etc., and displays it on the screen. It's a part of the Mozilla organization's web browsers, e-mail programs, and anything else that displays web pages. Gecko has a well-deserved reputation for industry-leading support of web standards, alongside the flexibility to support the non-standard code often found on the web. Gecko correctly renders almost every page on today's web and Gecko helps web developers move forward by supporting the [[Intro : Comparison: Standards Comparison | latest web technologies]].
-===Other Links===+Gecko is also used to render the user interface for Mozilla Suite, Firefox, and Thunderbird using XUL, the XML User-interface Language.
-*[http://mozilla.org/about/ About Mozilla]+ 
 +==See also==
 +* [http://mozilla.org/about/ About Mozilla]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla Mozilla in Wikipedia] * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla Mozilla in Wikipedia]
 +* [[Summary of Mozilla products]]
 +* [[Product comparison matrix]]
[[Category:Introduction]] [[Category:Introduction]]

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What is Mozilla?

Mozilla is both the name of an Internet software program and the name of the organization that makes it.

The software program is also known as Mozilla Application Suite, or simply Mozilla Suite. It includes a web browser, an e-mail and IRC client, and more.

Mozilla the organization is a non-profit foundation that created the Suite and other software products, including:

  • The cutting edge web browser, Firefox.
  • The new e-mail program, Thunderbird.
  • Other sub-projects and spinoffs of the Mozilla Application suite, such as ChatZilla IRC client.
  • Web tools that aid the application development such as Bugzilla.

For details about Mozilla products please refer to the summary page.

Mozilla and Netscape

Mozilla and Netscape have had an interesting relationship. Netscape was the company that created the open-source Mozilla project by contributing pre-5.0 Netscape beta code. This code was eventually abandoned in favor of a ground-up rewrite of the browser, from which future Netscape releases were made. Although it came too late to help Netscape in the Browser wars, beta versions of the Mozilla Suite formed the basis for Netscape 6.x versions, and the version 1.0 release of Mozilla was combined with proprietary components such as AIM and Netscape Radio to create Netscape 7.

The Gecko rendering engine

Gecko is a rendering engine, the software component that takes web content, such as HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, images, etc., and displays it on the screen. It's a part of the Mozilla organization's web browsers, e-mail programs, and anything else that displays web pages. Gecko has a well-deserved reputation for industry-leading support of web standards, alongside the flexibility to support the non-standard code often found on the web. Gecko correctly renders almost every page on today's web and Gecko helps web developers move forward by supporting the latest web technologies.

Gecko is also used to render the user interface for Mozilla Suite, Firefox, and Thunderbird using XUL, the XML User-interface Language.

See also