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Monday, August 03, 2009

Mozilla tops 1 Billion but still behind Internet Explorer

Five years after being introduced to the Internet, Mozilla's popular open source Web browser Firefox has reached 1 billion downloads. But even though Firefox has added another digit to its tally, the open source browser is still facing an uphill battle against Microsoft's stalwart Internet Explorer.

Stat Counter reports that from July 1, 2008, to Aug. 1, 2009, Internet Explorer remained on top of the Web browser market share heap with 63.5 percent. Mozilla's Firefox is the closest to challenging Redmond's crown with 28.29 percent of the market.

Rounding out the top five Web browsers are Opera at 2.93 percent, Safari at 2.75 percent and Chrome at 1.89 percent.

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