Firefox: Mission Accomplished
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| When the folks from Mozilla prepared to launch their open-source Firefox
| 1.0 browser two years ago, their hope was to gain enough market share to
| compel Web sites to adopt open standards--rather than standardizing on
| Microsoft's proprietary Internet Explorer browser technology. Job done.
| Firefox has anywhere from a 10% to 18% worldwide market share among
| browser users, depending who is counting, and almost every Web site that
| matters makes it possible for Firefox users to fully access their pages.
| The turning point came earlier this year when banks and financial
| services outfits including American Express and Fidelity switched over.
| Now, with the impending arrival of the Firefox 2.0 browser, you can
| expect Firefox to gain even more share and make it even more difficult
| for Microsoft to call the shots, technology-wise, on the Web.
Firefox is important for the same reason ODF is important. Both open a lot of
doors for Linux users...