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ZDNet UK Visits Firefox

Jul 19, 2005, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

Firefox: The Alternative History

"Over the last year Firefox has taken the web by storm, stealing a significant slice of the market-share pie from Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), and reaching more than 10 percent market share in some areas.

"Web analytics firm OneStat.com reports Firefox quadrupling its market share between May 2004 and April 2005, while IE's share dropped by more than 7 percentage points over the same period. Data from WebSideStory shows a more moderate change, with Firefox doubling its user base in the US from June 2004 to April 2005, while the proportion of IE users fell by more than 6 percentage points..."

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Firefox: Doing It for Love

"Although Firefox has undoubtedly been successful among consumers, we rarely hear of companies doing wide-scale migrations from IE. How do you think you're doing in enterprises, and what are you doing to change that?
If you look at all of statistics they average out to us being about 10 percent of the Web. There are estimated to be about 1 billion Web users, which means there are about 100 million Firefox users out there. It has only been downloaded about 65 million times, so the other users are people who got it some other way. The most likely place they are likely to have got it from is corporate deployments..."

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