I downloaded the Firefox Web browser yesterday to see about the fuss it's receiving. After using it for part of the day, I can see that users of the still-stuck-in-1999 Internet Explorer (another innovative product from monopolist Microsoft) would find it an improvement. But for us Opera users, Firefox is woefully inadequate.
Back in January, I listed ten reasons why I prefer Opera as my Web browser. You can read them here.
The FireFox logo is cooler than Opera's. But that compaign to raise enuff money to run a full-page ad in some New York newspaper? I dunno 'bout that. How many New Yorkers care about Web browser branding?
WebSideStory reports that Mozzilla / FireFox is gaining market share:
June - 3.5%
September - 5.2%
October - 6%
Microsoft's 3-year-old Web browser continues to hold onto its monopoly status (> 70%), but is drooping:
June - 95.5%
September - 93.7%
Opera - 1.1%
Apple Safari - 1.1%