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Firefox has topped 400 million downloads as of Friday, September 7

Mozilla's popular Firefox browser was downloaded for the 400 millionth time, last Friday.  The company made a celebratory announcement on its website, which can be found here.

Work on the browser was first started on November 9th, 2004, and within 99 days the first version of the browser was released. The browser's latest release version is

As of September 2007, the browser had a 17.4 percent market share, according to marketing research firm Janco and the IT Productivity Center.  This is up from a share of 11.75 percent last year, according to the firm.

In the same period, Internet Explorer's market share dropped from 73.4 to 63.9 percent.  Interestingly, usage of Apple's safari browser also dropped from 1.12 to 1.05 percent.  Google Desktop made a minor splash taking 2 percent of the market away from IE.

Firefox's growth can be attributed to its popularity and an easy to use, intuitive browser. The browser includes tabbed browsing and support for extensions -- two features that many of its users find impossible to live without.  While other browser support tabbed browsing, Firefox is the clear leader in extensions support, as most of its competitors provide little if any support for extensions.

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By therealnickdanger on 9/11/2007 3:39:29 PM , Rating: 5
I say "wow" to both the explosive growth of Firefox and the explosive growth in my pants due to the busty blonde you have chosen in your picture.

RE: Wow
By TomZ on 9/11/07, Rating: -1
RE: Wow
By KristopherKubicki on 9/11/2007 3:43:39 PM , Rating: 4
The only remote connection she has to Firefox is that she's wearing a Firefox shirt.

Sort of.

RE: Wow
By webdawg77 on 9/11/2007 4:05:19 PM , Rating: 2
Don't you mean almost "not wearing" the FF shirt?

RE: Wow
By TomZ on 9/11/2007 4:08:37 PM , Rating: 2
LOL, I didn't notice her shirt before. I see what you mean now.

RE: Wow
By drunkenmastermind on 9/12/2007 7:40:14 AM , Rating: 2
I believe that the correct name for that piece of clothing is a tank top.

RE: Wow
By TheGreek on 9/18/2007 2:36:07 PM , Rating: 2
What clothing?

RE: Wow
By Misty Dingos on 9/11/2007 4:16:04 PM , Rating: 4
The shirt used to fit but once she made the move to Firefox she gained two cup sizes! A not so hidden benefit for women that make the switch. ;)

RE: Wow
By webdawg77 on 9/11/2007 4:17:41 PM , Rating: 4
A co-worker's quote after seeing the picture ... I mean reading the article.

wouldn't you love to be the fire in her fox?


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