Even with increased popularity, the Firefox Web browser won’t face as many security problems as Internet Explorer, according to the president of the Mozilla Foundation. She also replies to Slashdot questions. And now, Mozilla Firefox market share exceeds 6%.
Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2; Other Mozilla News
Submitted by DrSuSE 2005-03-23 Mozilla, Gecko 14 Comments
Just FYI, the “He” in the above story should be a she. Mitchell Baker is a woman. Don’t feel bad though, it’s a common error.
Well one of the mayor reasons why i use Firefox is that i can use it on all my OS’s. It’s nice to have some kind of inn house standard when it comes to software. I like to have software i can use on all my OS’s. And of course i feel a little bit safer when using Firefox.
only 94% to go…
[i]And now, Mozilla Firefox market share exceeds 6%</>
Hardly 94% to go. I hope firefox stays at about 20-30% market share… I prefer seeing diversity and freedom of choice rather than some new standard which stops evolving. Browsers like Opera, Safari are only good. however, IE may very well be gone since it’s just an awful browser…
actually, if it jumps over 30 ill probably switch to a different browser. i have no desire to be a malware target. but i would like firefox at 40-50%, for the sole purpose of it being the browser people write for. it will make all web developers lives much easier to have good standards, and make browser compatibility in general a non issue.
I agree, but just the other day I installed Opera 8 beta to try it out. I never really liked Opera, because it’s too bloated, but with v8 they really did a good job (still bloated though) with customizing – it’s not nearly as painfull to find a setting as with v7.
But the weird thing happened when I accessed Gmail. Gmail switched to the crippled HTML interface. I suspected it can’t be a problem with Opera and after Googling for a little I found out that Google intentionally gives Opera the crippled page. If you access Gmail via Opera with nobrowser tag in URL it will give you the exact page you get in IE and Firefox. As far as I tested, eveything works. So they are intentionally giving Opera the faulty page while it is a far superior browser than Firefox.
Remember when MSN gave Opera a cippled page? People nearly started a revolution. Well, guess the irony. MSN now works exactly the same in all compliant browsers (XHTML 1.0 strict with just a few errors) while Google (Gmail) now blocks Opera. Do no evil, eh?
Well, in Poland Gecko based browsers own 10% of market share and IE looses approximately 0.3% per week (84.6% of market share)
I don’t know if it has been bothering anyone else but could you not reply if you plan on making some empty comment then end with a link to your site?
Hey, anonymous, could you keep the empty replies about other replies from cluttering the replies? Just joking, but what’s the difference? Anyway, I looked at that link and it’s a cool site? What’s up your butt?
As far as the original post, it wasn’t empty at all…it said that it was nice to have a cross-platform browser…one of the same reasons I like it. If there was an empty reply, it was yours. But I’m not mad…just an observation.
I wonder, by this way, if any study have been made to evaluate the candidates ready to switch to an other OS, using the same tool?
And in wich level this is helpfull to the open SW community ?
It may have some existing somewhere as QT will as well be ported under win(XXX).?
because the standard release of opera does not do XMLHttpRequest. only the opera 8 beta releases do that.
maybe when opera 8 gets released finally then gmail will probably give out the enhanced gmail to opera 8 users, not the html-plain one
he does it in every comment he makes.. to the point where I’m noticing it (I perceive it as an advertisement and possibly trying bump google rankings)..
Oh…I get it. Like it’s EVERY time…yeah, I can see where that might get on someone’s nerves. Well…whatever….I hope that you are having a nice day….
I think that you are right, though, that advertising really shouldn’t be here…..and if that is your point…well made.
I hope that you are having a nice day
As a matter of fact i have,thank you.Just got a message from the red hat network (CentOS 4.0,*RHEL4*),the icon in the taskbar started to flash in red and mozilla firefox 1.0.2,mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.2 were just a few clicks away with up2date,those “little” things made my day.