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Mozilla Firefox reaches 500 million downloads



Firefox, the open source web browser from Mozilla, is continuing to grow at a phenomenal rate, and has now passed the 500 million download mark since its launch in November 2004.

According to the Spread Firefox web site, there had been 500,168,448 downloads as of 6:15 a.m. PST. About 12 hours earlier, there had been more than 499,900,000.

In September 2007, Firefox crossed the 400 million download mark, indicating an average rate a bit shy of 20 million per month at present.

Firefox is the only browser in the market to have somewhat managed to put a dent in the market share of Microsoft Internet Explorer. But even with this level of success, Firefox is still a long way behind Internet Explorer as web browser of choice. While IE has a market share of about 75%, Firefox can only manage 17%.

The developers behind the project have been working on the version 3 of Firefox which is expected to come out in the near future.

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2 comments:

Private Detective said...

Well, i think IE has slowed down in its speed because i had been using it for quite a long time
but now i feel fire fox is much more faster than IE

IT Support Plans said...

Firefox is getting better than IE now
i have a lot of problems with IE like getting hanged, speed problem
so i have switched to using firefox now