"Their work developing and fine-tuning the Firefox browser ensures the best Web experience available. Volunteer extension developers further enrich Firefox's capabilities by enabling users to customize and enhance their browser and truly take back the Web."Getting to the 100 million mark might be cause for celebration at Mozilla, but the organization has not been without its challenges. Most notably, the browser has had several security flaws reported, and its marketing site, SpreadFirefox.com, was recently brought down by hackers. A Symantec report noted that Mozilla browsers had more reported vulnerabilities than Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the first half of 2005, but the report also noted that the Microsoft flaws were considered more serious. While pundits continually have said that the adoption rates for Firefox will slow, the ranks of Firefox users have grown, indicating that it is nibbling away at Internet Explorer's formidable market share. Gartner analyst Ray Valdes said it is possible that use of the Firfox browser will see a significant drop once Microsoft's next OS is released and subsequent changes are made to the Internet Explorer browser.
"Much will depend on how Microsoft ties Internet Explorer to its big releases next year. They may not have planned to emphasize Internet Explorer, but I think Firefox's adoption rate is something they're noticing."Actually, many enterprise I.T. departments are looking at Firefox as a viable alternative to Internet Explorer. This interest could product the kind of corporate endorsement necessary for the browser to keep growing, noted Valdes. Firefox Marks 100M Downloads - 100m surfers hunt down Firefox - CIO Today - ComputerWorld - eWeek - Pocket-lint.co.uk