Firefox officially the most popular browser!

It’s official, everyone; Internet Explorer, at long, long last, is no longer the world’s most popular browser. Its about time.

As originally posted on ZDNet.com, it appears as though Firefox is now used by 21.93% of users, just ahead of Internet Explorer 7’s rapidly declining count of 21.2% and Internet Explorer 8’s tally of 20.33%. I think this deserves a toast. Be right back.


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What else is new?

Ok, now that that’s done with, I think I should explain the other reason why Firefox is making headlines as of late. On the 18th, Mozilla released the Firefox 3.6 beta which, while not being an epic, earthshaking release, is still worth mentioning. Here is just a small list of the updates (you can see a full list here):

  • [NEW] Made some changes to how we allow third party software to integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.
  • [NEW] This beta is available in more than 70 languages – get your local version.
  • More than 100 bug fixes from the last beta to improve performance, stability, security and features.
  • The ability to run scripts asynchronously to speed up page load times.
  • Users can now change their browser’s appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas.
  • Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.
  • Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.
  • Support for the WOFF font format.
  • Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness and startup time.
  • Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.
  • Just a cool fact, version 3.6 has been nicknamed “Namoroka.”

    If you’re still an Internet Explorer user, you’re missing out. A while ago, I had a banner on my site (and by a while ago, I mean, circa April Fools day, 2009) that told you you needed to upgrade your browser to view my site. It sent you to firefox.com. Sneaky, huh?

    • Aerocrane

      “Facebook officially the most popular browser!”

      What you have been smoking? Or did Facebook become a browser without it hitting the headlines? =D

      Anyway, it was about time for Firefox to be the most popular browser.

    • themecreator

      It may be that firefox is the most popular browser, but, with too many extentions, it gets not just kinda slow, but REALLY slow!

      So, in my opinion, you should go for Google Chrome ;)

    • themecreator

      It may be that firefox is the most popular browser, but, with too many extentions, it gets not just kinda slow, but REALLY slow!

      So, in my opinion, you should go for Google Chrome ;)