The Channel Insider: Resellers Not Embracing Firefox Despite Its Popularity
Dec 18, 2004, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rebecca Rohan)
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"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..."