Skip to comments.Firefox achieves 10 percent market share
Posted on 01/12/2006 11:31:08 AM PST by N3WBI3
Thursday 12th January 2006
Firefox achieves 10 percent market share Ingrid Marson ZDNet UK November 03, 2005, 11:45 GMT
Mozilla's Firefox has managed to grab over 10 percent of the Web browser marker with its highest percentage to date, according to Web analytics firm OneStat.com on Tuesday.
The company said that Mozilla's browser now has a global market share of 11.5 percent, an increase of 2.8 percentage points since April. Some of this growth is at the expense of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which has declined by 1.2 percentage points since April, to a market share of 85.5 percent.
The popularity of Firefox varies across the world, with a market share of 14.1 percent in the US, but only 4.9 percent in the UK, according to OneStat. Its figures are based on a sample of two million Web users worldwide.
But other companies have noticed a decline in Firefox over recent months. Last month, Web applications provider NetApplications reported that the open source browser's share of the market dropped by 0.7 percentage points from August to September.
Although this wasn't the first time that Firefox' share has dropped, RedMonk analyst James Governor said he believes the overall trend for Firefox is upwards.
"The notion that this is the end of the road for Firefox is completely absurd. Any turbulence in the growth path is a temporary thing," said Governor.
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It's a very nice browser. Not perfect, but nice. I use it for every day browsing, and test for it and IE for the web sites I design.
Saw this the other day, bravo to the Mozilla devs.
Unfortunately, now that it's "on the radar", we will see the hackers start to expose the flaws inherit in every piece of software. We've already seen this happening in older versions of FF.
Still, this is good news for FireFox, and for OSS in general.
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Yes. That's why Apache, with three times the installed base of Microsoft's IIS, it exploited so much more often....
I'd be interested in any reliable studies that indicate that such a thing is true. Until then, however, please stop repeating this myth.
Actually, so would I. Anyone know where Golden Eagle is? I'm sure he'd find a study on it. =)
The key will be how effectively mozilla keeps Firefox patched -- especially patching flaws before they become public.
But, no matter how you cut it, IE's real problem is Active X. Active X is a public exploit designed into the browser. Keeping safe while using IE requires careful adjustment of the chair-keyboard interface.
Anyone stupid enough to use ActiveX deserves what happens. I abandonded that garbage for good in 2000, or thereabouts, and refused many projects because the client insisted on it.
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