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Chrome Overtakes Firefox for UK Number Two Browser Spot in July

Apparently Google’s Chrome became the number two browser in the UK during the month of July for the first time, according to StatCounter. The firm’s research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome took 22.1% of the UK market, up from 3.9% in July 2009. In the same period Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fell significantly from 61% to 46% globally and Firefox dropped slightly from 27% to 22%.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Browser Market Share

“Chrome continues to make significant gains in the browser market going from under 4% two years ago to over 20% today,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “Despite falling market share Internet Explorer still leads in the browser war but the next few months will be interesting to watch with Chrome and Firefox almost neck and neck.”

Chrome is also performing particularly well in Ireland where it overtook Firefox in May to become the number two browser. In July it reached 27.7%, ahead of Firefox’s 24.2% but still behind IE at 39.9%.



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Firefox Add-on Collector

Now you can have a list of your favourite Firefox Add-ons to share. I have always tried to keep a list in my bookmarks of the Add-ons I find most useful and normally recommend to people, now life has become much easier.

Discover more of the best add-ons and organize your favourites in easy-to-manage collections. Subscribe to see how the collections you admire grow, and fans follow when you manage and update your own collections with Mozilla Firefox Add-on Collector.

You can have a look at my small collection at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/collection/itechlog

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Mozilla FENNEC – the Firefox gone mobile

Bringing Firefox‘s features, security, performance and ease-of-use to mobile phones.  Fennec is yet in it’s Beta 1 version, it has been built on the same technology as the world famous Mozilla Firefox and has many of the same features.

  • Tabbed browsing
  • One-click bookmarking
  • Super easy navigation
  • Add-on ons (Firefox style)
  • touch-enabled interfaced optimized for the small screen

The interface is very intuitive, download the emulated version to run on your PC and check out this great browser.

Watch the video overview:

Fennec Beta 1 walkthrough from Madhava Enros on Vimeo.

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Firefox Vulnerability

Security Focus has published a vulnerability found on Firefox (all releases and platforms) causing a serious security flaw. An attacker can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting victim to view a malicious file using the affected browser.

Exploit code at the link iframes a little xml file with an xslt transform that causes a crash reliably on 3.0 branch and trunk (and presumably 1.9.1, didn’t test). Null, but it’s being called, assuming the worst for the moment.  – extracted

Mozilla developers have already worked out  a fix which will be added to Firefox 3.0.8 which is due next week.

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