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One billion Firefoxes

Jul 31, 2009, 19:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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

"If you think about it, this really shows the power of open-source software. The U.S. Federal Courts couldn't stop Microsoft, even after they found Microsoft guilty of running a monopoly, which had been used to crush Netscape. After what amounted to a slap on the wrist, Microsoft continued on its way and Netscape continued its death spiral.

"But, because the code lived on in Firefox, open-source developers were able to improve on it. Even before Firefox 1.0 was released in July 2004, power users were already moving to it. Today, over 22% of all users have moved to Firefox, according to Net Application's Market Share."

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