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Firefox hits 20% worldwide usage

updated 12:15 am EST, Wed November 5, 2008

Firefox hits 20% usage

Firefox now boasts 20 percent global market share, according to a new document published by Net Applications, showing the spike during October. ReadWriteWeb reports that the Mozilla-developed web browser has seen a recent surge in possibility due to users seeking asylum from Internet Explorer's notoriously insecure nature. Firefox is facing increasing pressure in the web market, both from Apple and Microsoft, but also from newer competitors, such as Google's Chrome.

The prime focus for web browsers currently is JavaScript; the backbone of Web 2.0 apps, and many other modern implementations. Mozilla announced recently it would replace its existing Javascript engine with < TraceMonkey, which looks to improve operations within the application by 20 to 40 percent.



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  1. roberto

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    Joined: Jun 2007

    +1

    safari...


    i don't know about you guys'n'gals but i go a little krazy while surfing, opening heaps of tabs and new windows and ALWAYS end up with dreaded page outs even with FOUR GIGS of ram on a near new 2.4GHz black macbook :-(

    - anyone else suffer from this?

  1. Peter Bonte

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    Joined: Aug 2001

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    Flash and Safari

    I surf great with safari on a 400 mhz Cube with 500 MB RAM but the latest Flash updates are pure murder, i had to de-install Flash and now it works super. Not a problem with 20 open tabs and bloated webpages. On my dual G5 i wanted to keep the flash so i installed an adblocker, killed the bad flash adverts and its working ok again.Maybe its a PPC thing but maybe not.

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