What's New: 1 Billion Downloads For Firefox

Mozilla's Firefox web browser passed one billion downloads this morning, a laudable achievement for a program that has only existed for a few years. That figure counts all copies of all versions of the software, so if a user downloads a newer version instead of waiting for the automatic upgrade, that is counted as a second download.

Even though Internet Explorer ships with every Windows PC, Firefox has almost one-third of the global web browser market. Firefox was originally released in 2004 as the successor to Mozilla's eponymous web browser, which in turn was based on Netscape Navigator.

Friday, Jul 31, 2009 01:12 pm CDT

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