Firefox approaches 20% market share

By Justin Mann on November 4, 2008, 2:57 PM
No longer just a little player, Firefox has become a very popular browser around the world and has been adopted by individuals and businesses alike. Mozilla's browser is nearing another milestone, with it falling just a tad short of a 20% market share.

According to recent statistics, the average take of Firefox for October was 19.97%, a small increase over months prior. That gain seems to come directly at the expense of Internet Explorer, which dropped from 71.52% to 71.27%, and continues to follow a trend in which Firefox is making small gains and IE is suffering small losses. With IE7 failing to wow the world and IE8 still in beta, Mozilla has a definite chance to hit that 20% soon.

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windmill007 said:
I never used Firefox till 3.0 and now I would never look back. I recommend it to all my friends and when I don't have it and have to use IE I get inundated with ads and spyware type offers. Unbelievable that I use to surf that way or that anyone does actually.
DarkCobra said:
I concur with "windmill007" . . . Firefox has IE beat in speed, security and especially in the wide assortment of super kewl features. Google's Chrome is starting to come into it's own with the addition of some more critical features but it's got a long way to go to catch up with the flexibility of Firefox. Microsoft's IE8 is an improvement over IE7 but they're taking baby steps up there in Redmond, WA. They need to break out of the box with an IE9 that really takes the gloves off, but don't hold your breath.
old101 said:
Have been using Firefox as my default browser almost since it's inception. In my opinion superior to IE in every department.The use of add-ons much increases it's functionality, and messing around with new skins is fun!.
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