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Firefox Breaks 20% Market Share Mark

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Firefox, Mozilla's most successful web browser based on the Gecko browser engine holds more than 20% of the web-browser market share, according to the latest figures by NetApplications placing it at 21.34%. Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari have been on a roll in the past 24 months, at the expense of Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) which has been falling in market-share from the 90+ percent it once held.

    Mozilla's CEO John Lilly calls this as a significant milestone for Mozilla, and gives credit to the global Mozilla community. NetApplications gets into the details of how Firefox gained a market share growth of 20%, by attributing it to the relatively high number of public holidays between November and December, when users accessed internet from home. This since the significant movers were noted to be home/domestic users rather than corporate users.

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    Source: NetApplications
     
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    Who the hell is using netscape? :laugh:
     
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    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Many Thanks to [I.R.A]_FBi for sending this in.
     
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    Slightly technologically-literate grandparents who may still use AOL. :laugh: At least, that's what I've seen from personal experience.

    That being said, Netscape did keep updating all the way until version 9.0.0.5, which was actually a modified form of Firefox 2, and wasn't all that bad of a browser.

    From that chart, though, I'm more surprised at the surge in Safari usage!
     
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    Apple iPhone users :)
     
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    0.57% of the population, that's who. ;)
     
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    Good point! :laugh:

    They really should have been separate, though -- notice how the chart data separates "Opera Mini" away from regular Opera. Not really fair to lump mobile Safari users into Safari desktop users, especially since the two versions don't provide the same experience. :ohwell:
     
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    I would think that there would be more Opera users then that! But, I'm a firefox man for life! Microsoft better watch it!
     
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    Go FIREFOX!

    I did use firefox but I kept being dragged back to IE when I opened link or signed into MSN. Im surprised to see so little people using safari, I thought macs were more popular than that! Especially considering some people run safari from their windows machine....
     
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    What's worth noting is that Chrome, while only existed for a month or something, has >1% share.
     
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    Firefox suckas
     
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    Especially considering some people run safari from their windows machine....[/QUOTE]


    :eek:Blasphemy:eek:
     
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    i HATE chrome. Its poitless to carry on making yet more browsers. Not only that but it saves your every click on googles server. :mad:
     
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    I'm surprised at Opera having <1% of market share.
     
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    It's not pointless at all if they use preexisting rendering engines, like how Chrome uses the "WebKit" engine popularized by Safari.

    And if you don't like the tracking Chrome does, use SRWare's Iron. :D
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    holy crap. opera, netscape, and chrome fail hard.
    i bet the only opera users are people who use the wii/ds/phone to surf the webternetz...
     
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    WTF Even chrome has better market share then Opera.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    yeah, and chrome is the newest browser on the list.
     
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    20% is very healthy. I would think that over the next two years it should be easy to see 30% total market share.
     
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    YOU FAIL. I'm using Opera on XP. not everyone is ******.
     
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    +1 I've used opera for 2 years. It's faster then firefox!!
     
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    Indeed outperforming opera in such a short period is very impressive indeed.
     
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    Marketing has something to do with it
     
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    Indeed it does only had to see Pc authority here oz a few months ago had a 10 feature on it declaring the greatest thing eva lol.
     

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