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The Channel Insider: Resellers Not Embracing Firefox Despite Its Popularity

Dec 18, 2004, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rebecca Rohan)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Several recent announcements have highlighted the growing popularity of the open-source, Mozilla-based, multiplatform browser Firefox 1.0. Yet spot calls to resellers found none of them peddling the increasingly popular and free Firefox browser to Windows desktop customers.

"The first announcement by WebSideStory Inc., a Web analytics firm that uses Web beacons to track the aggregate online behavior of more than 30 million Internet users on a given day, found that in the 'one-month' period from Nov. 5 to Dec. 3, Firefox's online usage share in the United States grew 34 percent, from 3.0 percent to 4.1 percent, compared with growth from 2.7 percent to 3.1 percent for the 'month' from Oct. 8 to Nov. 5..."

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