s Firefox still gaining on IE?

by admin October 13, 2006 at 2:44 am

One recent set of statistics shows Firefox increased its market share against Internet Explorer, while other figures suggest Microsoft is fighting back

Mozilla’s Firefox increased its share of the browser market last month at the expense of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and other browsers, according to one set of statistics released this week.

But with another set showing that the opposite happened, with Firefox’s share dropping in September, it’s unclear which figures are correct.

The state of play in the ongoing battle between IE and Firefox is particularly important this month, because both Microsoft and Mozilla are nearly ready to release new versions of their browsers. In September, Firefox launched Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of Firefox 2.0 but was beaten to the punch by Microsoft, which launched RC1 of IE7 a month earlier.

As organisations now have a chance to take a closer look at both browsers, the industry has been waiting to see which one holds the most promise and the early signs seem to indicate a split in opinion.

Full article: ZDNet UK