Holds a third of the browser market
Mozilla's Firefox is expected to mark another milestone today, as the one billionth download of the popular browser is expected withing the next 24 hours.
Firefox was launched five years ago, and the 1 billion figure
encompasses all versions released over the years. Analysts believe
Firefox currently has a market share of around 31 percent, and it is
still growing. Microsoft's Explorer is still top dog, with a 60 percent
share, but Chrome, Safari and Opera are dwarfed by both IE and Firefox,
as their combined market share is under 10 percent.
A few days ago, Mozilla released several photos of Firefox 4.0, which
has a somewhat improved UI and a completely redesigned look to keep up
with the competition.