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Firefox Reaches 100 Million Downloads

Mozilla Corp. announced yesterday that its Firefox browser had surpassed 100 million downloads since its release roughly one year ago. The company stated that the figures have exceeded expectations since the release last November.

However, despite the milestone, Firefox has lost momentum in its market share gains versus Microsoft's Internet Explorer after initially gaining a few percentage points. In September Firefox lost another three quarters of a percentage point - its second loss in three months. The open-source browser's market take is down from 8.71 percent in June to 7.55 percent as of the end of September.

Firefox version 1.5 is scheduled for release before the end of the year.

News source: InformationWeek

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