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Re: Is FF losing popularity in so dramatic way?




On 18/06/2017 14:09, Luis wrote:
According to this map, FF has dramatically lost popularity. The map shows that by 2014 our beloved browser is most used in the less developed and poor countries only.

https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/assets/4537361/browsershare_v3.gif

Is this map biased? Are there any figures from reliable sources?



A browser such as Firefox is likely to see ups and downs from time to time because its main user-base is hobbyists and enthusiasts who are likely to move on to something different. This is expected because for them it is a matter of passing time!!.

Microsoft products are used in corporate environment and so its market share will remain almost constant depending on how the economy is doing. If there is a down turn in the economy and so businesses try to stream line its structure and lay of staff then market share of Internet Explorer and Windows will fluctuate accordingly.

Frankly, it is time to stop worrying about these things because Mozilla products are on life support and it may not be around in 5 years time. Me thinks so anyway!! Netscape was doing fantastically well but see what happened to it. Funding dries up and some one new comes in to get it started again under a different name. It happens all the time. Don't rule out Microsoft because Microsoft is eyeing Open Source and it has started funding some of the projects but these are to benefit its own business. We might even get Microsoft Linux in the near future!! Watch the space.





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