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News Firefox has 'at least' 126m users

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Dec 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    heh... as much grudge as i have against micro$oft, i still use pre-dominantly IE... but i have both installed anyway and use both..... depending where im goin and the functionality of the site...

    Firefox wont be able to beat IE. ever. but that may not be their goal anyway, so kudos to the Fox!



    if they merge with Google tho............... :)
     
  3. evanbraakensiek

    evanbraakensiek New Member

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    Been using Firefox for some time. The new version (beta of 3), visibly loads pages much faster and I like the way Mozilla behaves, so I use Thunderbird when I can as well. Got to show the support!
     
  4. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    i bet google knows how many users firefox has.... google knows EVERYTHING


    edit: just noticed, this is my first post since june
     
  5. ChiperSoft

    ChiperSoft New Member

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    I'm surprised they rely on website stats to get that value. Seems like the FF autoupdate system should be able to track it better.
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    They take the auto-update stats into account as well - statistically speaking they've done a good job tbh, they take their own data, and data compiled by many different companies across a broad spectrum of the market share, then use a conservative assumption based on their own tests (and probably some of the data they already collected) to arrive at their total figure.

    I'm glad to say I don't use IE anymore, not really because it sucks, but just because FF does things better for me, even against IE7.
     
  7. Leitchy

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    IE is the ruining of my life as a Media Developer!
     
  8. Naberius

    Naberius New Member

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    Started using firefox back in 05 i think, never looked back since, so much more flexible than IE, and it performs better which is an added bonus. Bring on Firefox 3!
     
  9. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    I agree with him a lot, its very hard to judge how many users a browser has

    But his methodology is just as rubbish as any other

    I don't know about you, but i probably have 4 computers with Firefox on, plus a couple of virtual machines (and I think a couple on portable apps too)
    But I'm just 1 user, so maybe his estimate should be /2 - assuming each user has just 2 copies of firefox
     
  10. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    That's nice. Most CEOs I know tend to be really long winded about it...

    (sorry)
     
  11. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Excellent news, I'd hate for all those people to come to Opera and start ruining it for the rest of us.
     
  12. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    i wonder what percentage of users use firefox on bit-tech?
     
  13. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    I made the switch over a few years ago and haven't looked back since. I'm also an avid Thunderbird user, and again would use it over Outlook or Outlook Express any day of the week.

    Oh, and Leitchy, I'm a developer of sorts as well... Graphic designer, website designer, PHP coder, Flash programmer, and a few others... The only time i use IE is when I need to check cross compatibility. Other than that, I don't even have an IE icon on my desktop.



    Go Firefox! :)
     
  14. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Been using firefox since 0.8 alpha so... way back! I can't live without it <3 specially without a bunch of plugins like foxmarks and all-in-one gestures <33
     
  15. jezmck

    jezmck Well-Known Member

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    Hah, beat me to it.
     
  16. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    I'd say that estimate is a low one. I know many people who have one copy of Firefox on a PC, but many users. Alternately, I'm one user, who has three copies (one on a USB drive, one of Firefox 2, and one of Firefox 3 Beta 1.) Also, my entire school has Firefox installed.
     
  17. Rebourne

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    It goes Opera>Firefox>being robbed>IE for me.

    Firefox isn't bad by any means though.
     
  18. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Good for Mozilla - but its just a web browser...

    ...Says Roto while using Firefox because IE sucks horribly...
     
  19. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    same but only some of techs pc have firefox, and some do but the option to configure the proxy is blocked
     
  20. danskmacabre

    danskmacabre New Member

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    Been using FF for years.
    In my experience, it's faster than IE.

    The one thing that used to bug me about FF was it used to hang loading PDF files, but that was fixed a year or so back.
     
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