Mozilla Outfoxed? Market Share Drops. World Goes Mad

Hands up those of you responsible for this? Gordon's not impressed.

Come people, gather round. I have something important to say: ”What Are You Doing?!!” Those of you reading this in IE… Why? Why? Why? Don’t you know there is a faster, more efficient, more secure and more functional alternative out there? Sheeesh.

My chagrin comes from newly released figures which show – for the first time since its release towards the end of last year – that Firefox actually lost market share last month. In June it had 8.71 per cent, in July a not insignificant drop to 8.07 per cent. As a consequence the unthinkable happened: Microsoft’s devil spawn IE found its share rose from 86.56 per to 87.2 per cent. I just don’t get it, are there actually people out there who try this browser then revert?!


Now I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure this out (I’ve nearly drawn blood) and I can only think of two things. 1) The recent security patching that saw Firefox jump from version 1.04 to 1.06 in a matter of weeks has induced some heeby jeebies (which is like saying you exchanged your BMW 5 Series for a Daewoo Kalos because you saw the result of some vorsprung durch technik in a ditch on your way home) and 2) Because hippy Mozilla recently announced it wants to try and make some money along the way (which makes your move akin to storming out of a local shop in protest of capitalism, then striding straight into Tesco for the groceries). Outside of that I blame IE stalwart Jalal and (closet IE user) Lars…

Anyway, I can only hope the imminent move to version 1.5 will smack some sense into those of you that clearly need it. You know who you are: you’re going to close down your IE browser after reading this, switch off your Windows ME computer with its Intel processor, walk into your closed plan living room, flick through your copy of today’s Daily Mail, then browse your Pearl Harbour, Waterworld and Matrix sequels DVD collection before settling down with a bottle of Lambrini Bianco in front of your new 4:3 aspect television to watch ITV. ”’STOP IT!!”’

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