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Firefox reaches 400 million downloads

Tuesday, 11th September 2007 1:50pm
According to the site Spread Firefox, the Mozilla Firefox browser has reached 400 million downloads as of last week.

This number refers to the number of downloads and not installations and so I assume the number of installations would be fewer than this. However, there are also a number of users who install through CDs or DVDs on magazine covers and so whichever way you look at it, its quite a big number for a browser that was released just under three years ago.

I think the browser itself is quite good but I think what it makes it even better is the number of extensions available that really enhance the browsing experience and take the browser to a higher level.

Just last week I had a problem with a web form button that did not respond to clicking and I quickly used the Web Developer's extension to find out what the problem was and I solved the problem in a few short minutes. But there are also many other extensions and it just depends on the user what they want.

Internet Explorer is still the leading browser but Firefox is slowly closing the gap as more and users start using the browser as their default browser.

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