Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Mar 2009 15:48 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones We've got two bits of good news, and one bit of bad news about Mozilla's Firefox web browser. Starting with the bad news - in 2008, Fiefox suffered from considerably more security holes than Internet Explorer and Safari. However, the first bit of good news is that Mozilla was much faster at patching zero-day exploits, according to a report by Secunia. The zero-day flaws of Firefox were also less severe than those of IE. The other bit of good news is that Firefox' upcoming Tracemonkey JavaScript engine is so good, the next Firefox release has been bumped from 3.1 to 3.5.
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No mather how you put it
by Lennie on Sat 7th Mar 2009 00:29 UTC
Lennie
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2007-09-22

Any flaws found my anyone who would want to share the information about it was fixed fast and updates by users were installed very fast as well.

Just take a look at a graph showing browser share of Firefox 2 and Firefox 3, something like 85% changed from Firefox 2 to Firefox 3 less then a month's time. IE takes 2 years to get people from IE6 to IE7, just imagine how fast updates are being installed as well.

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