Still, Firefox's demise has been predicted more than once -- including by Computerworld -- and the browser has survived if not thrived. The next few months will be critical, for if it loses much more user share, the decline could easily become irreversible and sub-10% the new norm.
Firefox's and Chrome's two-year histories could not be more different: Mozilla's browser has been on a steady downward trajectory, while Google's long ago stole second place and now has a reasonable shot at displacing Internet Explorer as the world's most popular. Click on image to enlarge. Data: Net Applications
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