Firefox Growth Slows Despite IE's Security Woes

Posted on March 1, 2005

A study finds that the growth of Firefox has slowed since it grew rapidly after Microsoft's Internet Explorer was plagued with a series of security breaches and warnings. But Microsoft's browser dominance continues to fall despite the slowdown in Firefox growth.

CNET reports that two recent browser tracking surveys found that people using Microsoft browsers had dropped below 90%. Firefox is around 4-5%, Netscape around 2% and the remained ias made up by Safari and Opera. The CNET article also discusses how browser usage varies in different countries.

Branding is very important in the browser world because once people start liking a browser it can become more difficult for them to switch.

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