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Mindcraft 2.0: Firefox Comes of Age

Aug 18, 2009, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to Glyn Moody for this link. ]

"But in another important respect, the company has learned nothing. Unsurprisingly, the benchmarks show that Internet Explorer 8 is “better” than Firefox – Microsoft wouldn't have published them otherwise. But, as with the Mindcraft report ten years ago, the very existence of the report shows that Microsoft is now officially worried about Firefox's growing success.

"When Firefox had only a few percent market share, it could be dismissed as a minority browser for a few enthusiasts. Now that it holds over 50% in some countries, particularly in Europe, it can't be written off so easily. The fact that Microsoft has paid for these reports shows that Firefox has come of age as a serious rival to Internet Explorer that might even wrench the browser crown from the latter's grasp in the not-too-distant future."

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