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Firefox Still Gaining

It looks like Firefox is still gaining ground out there in the browser wars. Many people felt like Internet Explorer 7 might kill off the home grown glory that is Firefox 2, but they were wrong. The guys over at Information Week have a nice in depth look at the battle between the browsers since IE7 debuted.

Although Microsoft recently touted the 100 millionth installation of Internet Explorer 7, Web measurement firms said that the new browser is simply being swapped out for older editions and hasn’t had an impact on Firefox’s continued climb.

“[As of] January 8th, we had the 100 millionth IE7 installation,” said Tony Chor, an IE group program manager, in an entry on the team’s blog. “Even more important than installations is usage. According to WebSideStory (the company we use to measure browser usage), as of this week, over 25% of all visitors to sites in the U.S. were using IE7, making IE7 the second most used browser after IE6.

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Mozilla Winning Anti-Phishing War

It looks like the folks at Mozilla are taking a bite out of crime phishing. Personally I don’t care too much for phish. I am a bigger fan of phicken.

The Washington Post announced today the availability of a new report by consulting firm SmartWare on Firefox 2 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 anti-phishing features comparison. The bottom line: “Firefox 2 Phishing Protection is more effective than the Microsoft Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7.” Numbers are shown below and based on 1040 tested known phishing web sites.

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Firefox Wins the Browser Wars?

firefoxlogo.jpgWell I have to say this headline caught my eye as well, so I did a little further reading and found a very interesting view from one side. Personally, I’m not sure if Firefox should celebrate the victory just yet.

The Browser Wars was the ongoing battle between Internet Explorer (from the blood-sucking programmers at Microsoft) and everyone else. Everyone else includes a bevy of web browsers from front runner Firefox to Opera, Netscape, and Safari. All of these competitors offer great alternatives to Internet Explorer but have fallen short in adoption due to Explorer’s monopoly-like control in most computers that run Windows.

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