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Firefox Market Share Surpasses 10%


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NetApplications.com, a firm specializing in tracking Internet audiences and browser usage at small to midsized enterprises, reports Firefox broke the 10% barrier in browser market share last month. Firefox grabbed a 10.05% share for March, up from 9.75% the month before. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had 84.7%, and Apple’s Safari came in third behind Firefox with 3.19%. Over the past year, IE’s market share has dropped 3.89% as consumers wait for the release of IE7, which will have new features and enhanced security. Firefox’s market share has increased 3.34%, coinciding with its Version 1.5 introduction, boasting new features.

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Let the Browser wars Begin.

 

Since last year Google has been aquiring programers to integrate its search technology and develop Firefox

as an alternative to Microsoft.

 

In January, Google Inc. hired the lead engineer behind the Mozilla Firefox Web browser, who splits his time between the search company and the open-source project.

 

Ben Goodger, who helped shepherd the Firefox 1.0 release that has dug into Microsoft Corp.'s browser dominance, joined Google as a full-time employee earlier this month. While Goodger is a full-time Google employee, Google also is donating half of his time back to the Mozilla Foundation, Google spokesman Steve Langdon said.

 

 

Software Engineer, Firefox - Mountain View

 

This position is based in Mountain View, CA.

 

Google is looking for Senior Software Engineers to join us in our collaborative development efforts with the Mozilla Foundation on the Firefox browser internals. If you're looking for a challenging role creating software utilized by millions globally and thrill to the task of making complex code bases work seamlessly, check out the additional requirements listed below.

 

Requirements:

 

BS or MS in Computer Science required, PhD preferred.

Minimum 3 years of industry software development experience in C or C++.

Ability to quickly and efficiently learn the intricacies of a large scale code base.

Ability to work effectively in a distributed, collaborative environment.

Ability to take initiative and think creatively.

Willingness to undertake tough assignments of considerable complexity.

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  • 1 month later...

If you have not gotten firefox then you should if you already have it but not the new 1.5.0.4 version has some great add extentions for those of you still on ie extentions are tools that have been developed that makes firefox unsurpassed in browsers. Like the ability to right click on a link and have google go and get images that are associated on the hyperlink site let alone a quick picture of what that site looks like, plus the ability to block scrips from running. And On and On the beat goes on. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

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