Firefox 3.5 is world’s most popular browser

Firefox 3.5 is world’s most popular browser, StatCounter says

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 has passed up Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 to become the world’s most popular Web browser, according to analysis firm StatCounter.

Depending on your point of view, this could be huge news. Firefox finally edging out IE7 as the most-used browser? Holy cow. But remember, Microsoft is up to Internet Explorer 8, and StatCounter reported nearly as many IE8 users as Firefox 3.5 users.

Source: The Microsoft Blog

2 Comments on Firefox 3.5 is world’s most popular browser

  1. Biases metric is biased for reason you said. Looking at specific releases, you are right, but IE has three still in use while firefox only has one.

  2. microsoft internet explorer was the great headache for internet users and web developers during all the passed years. it integrated ugly and inconvenient standards that helped microsoft in taking control over the whole web development and converting it in disgusting commercial trash. they succeeded in that things in some extance. but internet as global network is too important and useful thing for humanity to let one rich company to control it just for increasing its profits and actually use against the people interests. that means to be evil.
    mozilla firefox is great modern and useful thing made by people for people. and now it wins. it wins and it means that people win!
    they win in defending their inerests in opposition to one company that trying to poison everyone for getting more and more money on every step.
    all internet explorer “advantages” are too bloated and very often it is not truth. internet explorer fails in modern standards support and speed tests, that is evident. it means exactly one thing: opensource community making code for people is much more powerful thing than one closedsource commercial company making code just for money.
    i work in information technologies about ten years. when i saw ie the first time in windows95 i thought that they are cheeting me! because i couldnt find the real difference between windows explorer (which was file manager and shell in my windows system) and internet explorer that seemed to me the same program accessing web. so i avoided internet explorer usage cause i worried about my security…
    but now i really happy that internet usage became so fast and smart due to such modern and useful things as mozilla firefox and google chrome. thank you a lot! =)

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