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[News] Mozilla Firefox Market Share Underestimated

  • Subject: [News] Mozilla Firefox Market Share Underestimated
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:15:12 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Mozilla & Firefox Market Share

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| This is a super-long post, so I’ll start with the punchlines:
|     * We think there are at least 125,000,000 Firefox users in the world 
|     right now, give or take. That represents a doubling since Firefox 2 was 
|     released a little over a year ago, and significant growth in every 
|     country.   


How about all these Windows/IE zombies rallying the Web (see below)?


In zombies we trust

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| A little over a year ago, I wrote an editorial where in back-of-the-envelope 
| style (.pdf) I estimated that perhaps 15-30% of all privately owned computers 
| were no longer under the sole control of their owner. In the intervening 
| months, I received a certain amount of hate mail but in those intervening 
| months Vint Cert guessed 20-40%, Microsoft said 2/3rds, and IDC suggested 
| 3/4ths. It is thus a conservative risk position to assume that any random 
| counterparty stands a fair chance of being already compromised.      


Over 50% of corporate desktops infected with malware: IronPort

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| The report also reveals that more than 50% of corporate desktops
| worldwide are infected with some type of spyware with the rate of
| infection as high as 70% in the United States. Trojans or malicious
| system monitors represented over 7% of the infections. Rootkits and
| trick loaders, which reinstall spyware and other obfuscation techniques,
| make remediation very difficult thus prevention is the key to stopping
| these threats.


Botnet 'pandemic' threatens to strangle the net

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| Cerf estimated that between 100 million and 150 million of the
| 600 million PCs on the internet are under the control of hackers,
| the BBC reports. 


Firefox takes 28% market share in Europe

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| All European countries saw an increase in Firefox participation with Hungary 
| showing the most dramatic increase from 27.2%, in the latest March 2007 
| survey, to 39.7%. Overall, Europe grew from 24.1% to 27.8%.  


Firefox passes 400 million downloads

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| Firefox just passed the 400 million download mark, according to the Spread 
| Firefox site for promoting the open-source, extendable Web browser. 


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