For the first time since the early days before the departure of Netscape, a competing browser to Microsoft Internet Explorer has reached and exceeded 20% market share. Firefox (www.getfirefox.com) has managed to achieve a 20.78% market share reducing Internet Explorer to 69.77% (Market Share). This is a huge achievement in the browser market share battle. Further, Internet Explorer 6 has fallen to just 21.53%. As the market share continues to fall for Internet Explorer and rise for other standards-based competing browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, etc), it results in a greater push to force IE to adopt newer web standards. Newer standards supported across all major vendors means better development and improved user experiences.
If you have not tried Firefox, go download it and inform all your friends! Let’s continue to push Firefox towards 25% share and beyond!