Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 release, Firefox 2.0 ensures that the increasingly popular open source browser can remain competitive when compared with its newly enhanced rival. We reviewed a Firefox 2.0 release candidate earlier this month, and pointed out that renewed competition has promoted mutual innovation and a better Internet experience for all users, regardless of their browser choice.
Firefox marketshare has steadily climbed, and presently rests on a plateau between 10 and 15 percent, depending on whom you ask. Will the improvements in the latest release help the browser to continue its climb, or will Microsoft’s browser continue to retain its dominant position in the wake of its recent considerable overhaul? To close the gap, Mozilla will have to get its own icon on Windows desktops by cultivating relationships with OEMs, ISPs, and computer distributors.
News source: ARSTECHNICA