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by Franki

HTMLfixIT has been pushing Firefox for a long time now, as have many other such sites. The good news is that the quest for a better browser is working.

News.com have an article detailing how both w3schools and Cnet themselves have seen Open Source browsers like Firefox jump in usage from 8 to 18 percent this year alone. Both sites are very popular and are good indicators for how the Firefox revolution is going. Although it should be noted that both sites (and HTMLfixIT itself, which also shows similar figures) are more tech related sites, and therefore the visitors would be more informed then the general net population. Still, it’s fantastic news.

There is an interesting quote from that article, from Martin Taylor, the general manager of Microsoft’s platform strategy:

Firefox isn’t yet a focus for Martin Taylor, the general manager of Microsoft’s platform strategy, who is in charge of Microsoft’s response to Linux and open-source software. But he suspects it will come under discussion in coming months.

“Firefox is creeping up, getting more attention,” Taylor said in an interview on Wednesday.

Hmm, I guess that means Microsoft plans to do a smear campaign ? who knows, and who cares? With Internet Explorers security record, I doubt anyone would believe them anyway.

So, now to plug the best browser on the net. Get your free copy of Firefox here, and learn how to really enjoy the net. Get Firefox!

Regards

Franki








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