According to this Market Share Web site, Firefox is now enjoying 10% of the browser market. That puts Internet Explorer at 85% and everybody else in that other 5%. Firefox is gaining steam and I don’t know what could happen to make them fall off the track. Want to read some more debate on the topic? Check out the digg.com comments to this news.
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So thanks to Microsoft people can download all that IM, media playing, and alternative browsers such as Firefox? John Carroll talking about his frustrations with Antitrust lead Asa Dotzler to fight back with this:
John, your company broke the law. Microsoft was managed by lawbreakers and thugs who strong-armed OEMs that were already shipping a superior browser to millions and millions of users. Microsoft cheated. There is no honor in that, and even less in your sad attempt at defending it.
There is a war that is about to start, but who will win this epic battle? Once Internet Explorer 7 finally gets out of development, there is no doubt that it will be a threat to Firefox usage. To give Internet Explorer 7 some credit, they are doing a lot of good things. Things that should have been done many years ago. So, will Internet Explorer 7 kill Firefox?
Here are some of the new features coming to Firefox 2 Alpha 1. There are about six features previewed here, so give it a look. One feature I am really happy to see is the “close tab” button on each tab you have open.
At first blush, the changes are not dramatic. But spend a little time with the browser, and you’ll notice subtle enhancements, such as adding little Xs to close specific tabbed browsing pages.
A History drop-down menu has been added to the toolbar alongside File, Edit, and View.
Places is a new feature that resembles the Internet Explorer sidebar, allowing you to control Bookmarks, RSS subscriptions, and History.
With the new MozStorage system, you can now execute a search query of your browser history to find pages you may have visited 100 Web pages ago.
In Firefox 2, as you click a page’s RSS icon, the feeds are added to a toolbar, and drop-down menus display the latest choices and the option to open all current feeds in individual tabs.
There you have it. What do you think of Firefox 2 so far?
Now digging through this information to find out what is coming to our favorite browser might now be the most fun thing you can do with your Friday morning. The Mozilla team has updated the Firefox 2 Roadmap with a few intresting notes about what you can expect to see in the future.
Go check it out, and let me know what you would like to see them tackle first.
Ok, so maybe raving about the Web site being free isn’t the big selling point. Firefox Facts is my latest big side project to make it’s debut. What is it? It is both a Web site and an eBook. The majority of the thanks goes to Bob and Chris at Lockergnome.com for creating an eBook out of my ramblings. So what does each side of the project offer?
Firefox Facts (the eBook) gives you over a hundred different Firefox tips and tricks to get you going with the world’s favorite alternative browser. All of them are neatly organized in a PDF file for you to read where you want and when you want. What is the best thing about it? It is totally free!
FirefoxFacts.com is going to become the home for the quick tips, reviews and Firefox news. I’m no stranger to Firefox articles, as I have been writing them for Lockergnome’s Web Developers for some time now. This will become one more outlet to help you get your Firefox fix. Make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed as well.
Leave a comment about the Web site and the eBook and let me know what you want to see.
The folks at Mozilla announced the winners of its Extend Firefox Contest. From all the choices I know that I see out there, this couldn’t have been an easy task. Mozilla launched this latest contest to encourage a new wave of extension development and showcase the skills of these extension writers.
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