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Happy Birthday Firefox

One month after their preview release was downloaded by over eight million people in October 2004, the Mozilla Foundation announced the release of Firefox 1.0 on November 9, making today Firefox’s 4th birthday.

As the worlds second most popular browser, and with their recent milestone of reaching 20 percent worldwide market share, the folks over at Mozilla certainly have some celebrating to do.

According to the Mozilla blog today, the main features in 2004 included pop-up blocking, fraud protection, integrated search and tabbed browsing. Much has changed and today the top features include a password manager, one-click bookmarking, smart location bar, instant Web site ID, platform native look and feel, and full zoom.

Well done Firefox, you’ve come a long way; a 329 percent market share increase over four years. So, theoretically, if Firefox continues at the same growth rate, in another four years it will hit 85.67 percent market share.


Isn’t this pretty much where IE was when Firefox came onto the scene?

Browser market share December 2004

Browser market share December 2005

Browser market share December 2006

Browser market share December 2007

Browser market share October 2008

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