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internetnews.com: Firefox Reaches Download Milestone

May 07, 2005, 17:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Gray)

"The Mozilla Foundation said its open source Firefox browser passed the 50 million-download mark this week, less than a year after version 1.0 was released.

"The alternative browser, which analytics firms claim has garnered anywhere from 6 percent to 10 percent of the gigantic browser market, has been building momentum since its launch last November.

"The foundation seems to be chipping away at Microsoft Internet Explorer's (IE) global stranglehold, mostly by boasting a more secure product at a time when Redmond's ubiquitous tool was being pounded by bugs, forcing the software giant to release reams of security alerts..."

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