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 Oct 26, 2004 - 02:00 PM - by Michael
* Browser wars return?

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News.com.com has a story on Firefox's ambitions: 10% of web surfers by 2005.

For an open source project that's quite ambitious, but Firefox's a good program. According to our server logs, about half of our readers are already using it. Good for you!

They seem to have the right approach:

Mozilla is also attracting increasing interest from non-technical users, who see the perceived speed of their Internet connection rise after switching to Firefox, according to Decrem.

"We get user e-mails saying, 'You're 10 times faster than IE,'" Decrem said. "Benchmark tests show we're about the same speed, but home users who have been accessing the Internet for five years may have 15 or 20 pieces of spyware, which means that every time they access a Web page, the malware could be making an additional 15 connections to the Internet, to log the information it has gathered."

 

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