Firefox passes 50 million download mark

By John Borland, Staff Writer, CNET

The Mozilla Foundation‘s Firefox Web browser passed a significant milestone in adoption on Friday, with more than 50 million copies of the program downloaded, according to its distributors. With its first full-fledged release last November, Firefox has shaken up a Web browser market that most analysts had deemed almost wholly mature. For the first time in years, the market share of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has begun inching downwards as Firefox adoption rises.

If you haven’t tried out Firefox yet, please do. We highly recommend it! Apart from the built-in pop-up blocking and superior security, one of the things we love about the application is that it is more of a platform or framework rather than just an application. Just take a look at the myriad of extensions that you can get for it that extend and improve what it already does!

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