Firefox gaining market share slowly but surely 

Firefox gaining market share slowly but surely

Firefox Still Chipping Away at IE

The switch from the IE browser to the Firefox browser is not going as fast as I had thought. However, there is steady migration.

The article mentions that Firefox's market share went from 7.38% to 8.00% in May while IE shrunk from 88.00% to 87.23%. It says Firefox has been gaining about 0.5% to 1% share per month. The migration to Firefox could speed up if it gains acceptance by IT teams at large companies.

The main reason I switched was due to security. It's not perfect, but it's much better than IE. Here's an example from an IT person posted at

We did a simple test on Firefox before using it on a network with 200 PC's. We tracked all internet sites used on a PC for 2 weeks, once with IE, once with Firefox. ... We ran Lavasoft Adaware to check how much spyware had been downloaded onto the PC. Result = 180 processes by using IE, "ZERO" by using Firefox ...

And here's what is said about ActiveX, IE, and internet security at Wikipedia:

The embedding of ActiveX into the Internet Explorer web browser created a combination of functions that has led to an explosion of computer virus, trojan and spyware infections. These malware attacks mostly depend on ActiveX for their activation and propagation to other computers

So that's the main reason I swtiched to Firefox.

Hopefully, by this time next year, Firefox market share will have reached 25%.

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