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Mozilla Firefox at 21% market share for browsers

Microsoft was not able to slow the market share loss of its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser in December. IE surrendered more than 1.5 points in December, according to Net Applications, while Firefox, Chrome and Safari posted substantial gains. Over the past 12 months, IE has lost almost 8 points, leaving the browser with the least amount of market share since 1999.

Read the article: IE falls below 69% market share, Firefox climbs above 21%


Firefox 3 crosses 1 Million downloads in under 4 hours

The latest version of the Firefox Browser exceeded 1 Million downloads in the first 4 hours according to Ars.

Mozilla foundation, the creators of Firefox browser, aim to make a world record of maximum number of software downloads in a 24-hour period with their latest release.

At the time of posting this blog entry, the count was 1.69 million, see the download map to check out the latest tally.

Update: Firefox’s official announcement says “more than 8 million Firefox 3 downloads in the first 24 hours”.