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Firefox reached 100m downloads

by Nikola Strahija on October 21st, 2005 Before celebrating its first birthday, Firefox web browser has reached 100 million downloads. The Mozilla Foundation attributed the browser's success to its community of developers, who have contributed code and features to the project, and the Spread Firefox community, which develops, tests and markets Firefox.

Supporters of the browser say it is a more secure, innovative and feature-rich browser than Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Firefox has gained popularity very fast, it holds between seven and nine percent of the Web browser market at the moment.

The first major Firefox upgrade, Version 1.5, is currently in beta testing and is expected to be generally available before the end of the year. At the same time, Microsoft is working on a major Explorer upgrade, also in beta testing. Internet Explorer 7 will be included in Windows Vista, which is scheduled for late 2006.

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