Will IE Upgrade to Battle Firefox?

Posted on February 11, 2005

A recent Gartner study suggests that Firefox might not be pulling away as quickly as it appears. Gartner said that Microsoft could simply upgrade the Internet Explorer browser so that it has the Firefox features people seem to like -- such as tabbed browsing and subscribing to RSS feeds.

Even so, Gartner told PCWorld that the most likely outcome was that people would use both browsers. Experts also expect that Firefox will be targeted by more and more virus writers as its popularity grows. Despite the future problems facing Firefox major Internet companies like Google, Yahoo and IBM have already started supporting the browser with toolbars and desktop software.

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