Firefox's Growing Importance

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OneStat.com, a provider of real-time web analytics recently reported that Mozilla Firefox's browsers have a total global usage share of 12.93 percent. The total usage share of Firefox increased 1.14 percent since May 2006. The total global usage share of Internet Explorer is 83.05 percent which is 2.12 percent less than at the of May.

"It seems that the global usage share of Mozilla Firefox starts to grow rapidly again after a period of no growth" said Niels Brinkman, co-founder of OneStat.com.

So what does this mean for Web business owners? Not much really; not if your site already appears well and without errors in Firefox. If you are concerned about how Internet users see your site through their preferred browser, check out one of our older posts from March of this year: Your Browser or Mine?

On the heels of that Onestate announcement, it seems Mozilla is going to release the first beta of Firefox 2.0, a highly anticipated follow-up which may steal even more market share from Internet Explorer 7, which is scheduled for release later this summer.

Is 20% or 25% market share possible by the end of the year? You tell us, just comment below.

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