Friday, December 2, 2011

Will Firefox survive?

It looks like my favorite browser, Mozilla's Firefox, may be in real trouble. Their market share has been steadily declining while the Chrome browser keeps gaining on them and is only a few percentage points behind right now.

Consider these facts:
1- the Mozilla partnership with Google ended in November
2- 84% of Mozilla's income in 2010 came from Google
3- Chrome is a Google product
4- key members of the Firefox team have jumped ship lately
5- many Firefox users, myself included, have been displeased with the current update schedule

It may be a little early to say Firefox is dead and have a funeral but it doesn't look good to me. Personally I use both Firefox ad Chrome and like them both and will continue to as long as they exist.

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