It’s been 5 years since Mozilla released its Firefox 1.0, the open source web browser has since then achieved amazing growth and community involvement from coders and developers around the globe.
Firefox has succeed to topple Microsoft’s IE that was grappling with security and vulnerability issues. Microsoft’s IE 6 was a big disaster when it launched with huge security bugs and issues, it was a nightmare for users using IE which constantly crashed. One of the prime reasons of exponential growth and usership for Firefox was
Microsoft’s lack of innovation and product development for IE.
Firefox now dominates 24.07% of the web browser market stealing share from Microsoft’s monopoly position in the last 5 years. Microsoft share now stands at 64.64% from a high of 100%.
To celebrate its 5 th birthday, its having loads of contests, you can post a photo or video of your project to Flickr with the tag ‘Firefox5′. The best video and photos will be rewarded with a cool Firefox swag.
You can also create a poster design around Firefox’s 5 th Birthday , that will help spread the word about Firefox and the community.
Thank you Firefox for bringing us a powerful web browser and Thank GOD I don’t have to ever go back to browsing with IE.