Firefox Gaining Ground

I think Microsoft has something to worry about. Firefox usage is on the rise.

I just checked my statistics, and 64% of visitors to my site use Firefox. Of course, that includes my own visits: checking my entries for errors, accessing my blogroll. IE users have dropped to 31%, with Mozilla and Netscape at 3% and 2% respectively. A few months ago when I first downloaded Firefox, I noticed only a few visitors to my site used it — in fact, the Firefox users were basically limited to Crankydragon and me. I don’t know what kind of numbers Firefox is looking at in the grand scheme of things, but this article cites a study that found that Firefox gained a 4.6% share in the two months since Version 1.0 was released.

Of course I have gone on at length about my feelings about the browser. If you use it, what do you think? If you haven’t tried it yet, why not?

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3 thoughts on “Firefox Gaining Ground

  1. Guess I'm one of the few using Safari? Hey — thanks for your comment on the school entry, and earlier comments too — it's nice having your feedback. I'm going to get better at giving it myself. Promise!

  2. I didn't favor it much at first since it doesn't read HTML or stylesheets as well as IE does. Or if it does, you have to insert extra tags here and there. I doubt that matters to an average web surfer, but for webmasters, it was kind of annoying. I've TOTALLY gotten over it, though. Firefox has so many positive features that the CSS technicalities don't bother me anymore, lol.

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