Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 6th Dec 2011 21:38 UTC
Google "In Mozilla's recently released 2010 annual report, the foundation indicates that 86% and 84% of royalty revenue came from one contract in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Mozilla separately confirms that Google is its largest contract." Evan Niu at Motley Fool then estimates that of Mozilla's last year royalty revenue of $121.1 million, $101.7 million came from Google. The article speculates that Google might eventually kill Firefox by withdrawing its financial support.
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Firefox is still too
by Kivada on Wed 7th Dec 2011 00:13 UTC
Kivada
Member since:
2010-07-07

Good a browser to lose to Chrome, as we all know, like Safari and Internet Explorer the only reason it has anything more then single digit usage rates is because it's the default browser on so many devices. while Firefox pulled in all of it's marketshare by being a competent browser. It's little wonder that when I show people their usual sites on my ad stripped Firefox that they instantly ask me to install it for them.

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RE: Firefox is still too
by lemur2 on Wed 7th Dec 2011 00:49 in reply to "Firefox is still too"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Good a browser to lose to Chrome, as we all know, like Safari and Internet Explorer the only reason it has anything more then single digit usage rates is because it's the default browser on so many devices. while Firefox pulled in all of it's market share by being a competent browser. It's little wonder that when I show people their usual sites on my ad stripped Firefox that they instantly ask me to install it for them.


There was a longish period where Chrome had better performance than Firefox (but not better features). During that period, Chrome gained considerable market share, while Firefox's share declined slightly. With the release of Firefox 7 Mozilla has only recently re-gained the performance/features crown over Chrome.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firefox-7-web-browser,3037-17.h...

Many, many people are not yet aware that Firefox has overtaken Chrome again.

Edited 2011-12-07 00:49 UTC

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RE: Firefox is still too
by Morgan on Wed 7th Dec 2011 00:50 in reply to "Firefox is still too"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

And yet there are ad-blocking extensions for all the major browsers. I'm sure you don't tell your friends about that though.

That said, I use Firefox under OS X, Windows and Linux, with the exception of my "fattened" thin client which uses Dillo2 to save precious storage space. On my portables (Nook Color with Android and HTC Arrive with WP7) I use the default browser.

Firefox is a great browser for the most part, but if I had to switch one day I wouldn't be heartbroken. Opera and Chromium run on all the x86 OSes I use except Haiku, and Linux has a few really good OSS browsers. Still, I hope the project can continue if Google does pull the plug financially.

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RE[2]: Firefox is still too
by Kivada on Wed 7th Dec 2011 05:07 in reply to "RE: Firefox is still too"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

And yet there are ad-blocking extensions for all the major browsers. I'm sure you don't tell your friends about that though.


Thing is Google is part of the problem, Google frowns upon the use of ad blocking and anonymizing software is digging into their adsense data. Google collects too much data as it is.

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RE: Firefox is still too
by vapier on Fri 9th Dec 2011 01:36 in reply to "Firefox is still too"
vapier Member since:
2011-12-07

Good a browser to lose to Chrome, as we all know, like Safari and Internet Explorer the only reason it has anything more then single digit usage rates is because it's the default browser on so many devices.


huh ? ignoring ChromeOS, where exactly is Chrome the default browser on any device ? the browser you use in Android isn't Chrome.

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