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OPEN SOURCE Firefox Browser reaches 50 Million Downloads: 10% of business world; soon 25%!

In less than a year, this has been accomplished. Within one year, 25% of the market?

"The Firefox browser is used by more than 10 percent of business professionals, and that number could more than double by the end of the first half of the year, a management consulting company said Tuesday....Since the fourth quarter of 2004, Firefox usage has more than doubled among business professionals, Victor Janulaitis, chief executive of Janco said.

Overall, according to statistics released earlier in the week by web analysis company OneStat.com, Firefox and Mozilla suite browsers accounted for 8.69 percent of the world market for web browsers. Opera stood at 1.03 percent.

That rate of adoption is expected to continue next quarter, when the open-source browser is expected to reach up to 25 percent of the market."

AND IT'S ONLY BEEN SIX MONTHS!

The browser has won many plaudits since its launch. In February the Mozilla Foundation picked up the Editor-in-Chief's Award at the SC Awards ceremony held in San Francisco in February. The browser also gained a five-star rating in SC Magazine's review section.
Fifty Million Firefox Downloads
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TechWeb News: Firefox Used By 1 In 10 Business Professionals
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Firefox Used By 1 In 10 Business Professionals ( http://shorl.com/fatylojosuse) by Antone Gonsalves, TechWeb News:

"The Firefox browser is used by more than 10 percent of business professionals, and that number could more than double by the end of the first half of the year, a management consulting company said Tuesday."

"Since the fourth quarter of 2004, Firefox usage has more than doubled among business professionals, Victor Janulaitis, chief executive of Janco said. That rate of adoption is expected to continue next quarter, when the open-source browser is expected to reach up to 25 percent of the market."

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super great news
Posted by SwordH on Sat, 04/30/2005 - 16:08.

it's great that business goes to firefox

;)

Best regards,
Sword
www.bertran.uni.cc

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Open source browsers perfect for intranet systems?
Posted by IBFreddy on Wed, 04/27/2005 - 23:47.
Do you think that an open source browser (such as Firefox) would be beneficial for large companies with intranet-based systems since the browser could be possibly modified to increase efficiency and workflow over the web?

Just a thought...


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Hello, I work for Specsavers
Posted by Sionide on Thu, 04/28/2005 - 08:34.
Hello, I work for Specsavers Opticians, a multinational Opticians based in the UK Channel Islands but with stores across the whole of the UK and Holland.

We have upgraded our computer systems and the system now uses the Mozilla browser to access our customers records etc. I was pretty chuffed when I saw it was Mozilla!

 http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=node/view/14472#comment

 http://www.spreadfirefox.com/

50 Millions on Friday!
Posted by Asbjoern Sloth ... on Mon, 04/25/2005 - 19:16 :: Spreading Firefox

It looks like we are going to hit 50 millions on Friday. Thats 50 million downloads in a less than 6 months. Well done, folks.

 http://www.spreadfirefox.com/


Firefox passes 50 million threshold
by René Millman

Firefox, the open source browser launched last November, today passed the 50 million download mark. At the same time Blake Ross, Firefox's creator, took a side swipe at rival Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner's offer to swim the Atlantic following its latest browser release.

"We've spent long nights in a tiny conference room here in Mountain View trying to figure out how to celebrate this momentous occasion," said Ross. "Should we lower Mitchell [Baker], our fearless president, into an erupting volcano or send her backpacking through the Alps?"

Despite recent security flaws unearthed in the browser, it continues to grow in popularity. According to statistics released earlier in the week by web analysis company OneStat.com, Firefox and Mozilla suite browsers accounted for 8.69 percent of the world market for web browsers. Opera stood at 1.03 percent.

But [security hole-ier than thou] Microsoft's Internet Explorer still accounted for 86.63 percent of the total market. Firefox managed to increase its share of the market by 0.24 percent since February, but the rate of increase is beginning to slow. The Research was based on a sample of 2 million visitors divided into 20,000 visitors of 100 countries each day of the preceding week.

"It seems that the rapid growth of the global usage share of Mozilla's Firefox is slowing down at the moment. It looks like that browser users of Internet Explorer for Apple's Mac are switching to Safari because the global usage share is still growing" said Niels Brinkman, co-founder of OneStat.com.

The browser has won many plaudits since its launch. In February the Mozilla Foundation picked up the Editor-in-Chief's Award at the SC Awards ceremony held in San Francisco in February. The browser also gained a five-star rating in SC Magazine's review section.

As reported in SC Magazine earlier this month, Firefox became the target of [Microsoft?] spammers trying to fool people into downloading a virus.

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200%+ in the next year 26.Apr.2006 13:18

up and up

almost a full year later, from 50 million......to 168 milllion downloads of Firefox open source browser.