TechWeb: Firefox Nips IE Ankles Again

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 19 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Mozilla’s Firefox is still gaining on IE. WebSideStory puts Firefox at up 0.74 percent to 5.7% marketshare and IE is down 0.4 percent down to 89.9%. I highly doubt Firefox will lose much of its stream anytime soon. With the release of Firefox 1.0.1 and the impending release of 1.1, I would suspect that more users will be switching over soon. Especially once they realize that A) open is not bad, but actually really really good (usually); and that B) Microsoft was practically going to abandon IE for the next two years, leaving them open to only God knows what kinds of security holes and whatnot.


With Firefox continuing to nibble at IE, the Mozilla Foundation’s goal of reaching a 10 percent market share by the end of the year looks likely, said WebSideStory. “Back in December 2004, it seemed Firefox was a lock to reach 10 percent by mid-2005, ahead of the year-end goal,” said Jeff Lunsford, WebSideStory’s chief executive, in a statement. “Given the latest growth rates, the year end target still appears attainable, but a mid-year achievement is unlikely unless we see increased marketing activity from Mozilla.”

You have downloaded Firefox, right?