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Firefox Breaks 10% Market Share - Firefox Breaks 10% Market Share
Wed, April 05 2006 | 3:19PM | PermaLink Feedback?

The March 2006 global browser usage statistics show that Firefox has surpassed 10% market share. Also, most browser users tend to think Firefox is the best browser.

"March 2006 browser usage market share numbers provided by HitsLink show Firefox breaking through the 10% critical mass threshold. Firefox has breathed life into a market share battle that for many years had none. With a strong feature set, aggressive product development cycle, open source platform, and by offering the browser for free, Firefox has the strategy in place to maintain its growth.

Will Firefox threaten Microsoft Internet Explorer for the market lead? That is still a long way off, and depends on many factors. Firefox has gained 3.34% browser usage market share in the last year, while Microsoft IE has lost 3.89% market share in the same period. If both companies maintain their current trends, it would still take Firefox over 10 years to pass Microsoft. That doesn't account for the new release of IE expected this year, the possibility of the browsing experience moving in mass to portable devices where Opera Browser has the advantage, or any number of changes in the market place to come...."

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