Thursday, June 12, 2008

Firefox is Fast

I can't believe it took me so long to convert to Firefox. I love it. It is fast, efficient, streamlined and customizable. I recommend it to anyone using the Internet. Several people have said I should try it, but having to cope with adopting a new software is about as much fun as going to the dentist to me, which I hate, sorry dental profession.

For the past several years Mozilla's Firefox has steadily been growing its presence in the market. For instance in October 2004 Internet Explorer had 92 percent of the market; in September 2005 that dropped to 86 percent; and as of September 2006 Internet Explorer's market share dropped to 82 percent, with Firefox's rising to 12.5 percent. Our statistics show 13% of our customers are currently using Firefox.

By early 2008, Firefox had around 15% worldwide usage share of web browsers. Recent studies have shown an average of 28% market share in Europe with chilly Finland at 45% market share for Firefox.

For me it boils down to ease of use, and above all speed. It literally took me just a few minutes to convert including importing my bookmarks from IE. I can tell you from personal experience, Firefox is much, much faster, but one test in particular found Firefox to be 5.42 times faster than IE. To read more detail about the a comparative study click here.

Mozilla is bringing out Firefox 3 in just two days. There will also be a participatory Guiness Book of World record day on June 18. For downloading the latest version click on the logo.
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