And They Came in Droves

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Posted on July 02, 2004 6:37 PM in Browsers
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You've doubtless heard that the Department of Homeland Security has recommended for security reasons using browsers other than Internet Explorer.

People have really taken the recommendation to heart, it seems. I read the following over at Wired News today:

Downloads of Mozilla and Firefox – an advanced version of Mozilla – spiked the day CERT's warning was released, and demand has continued to grow. According to Chris Hofmann, engineering director at the Mozilla Foundation, ...downloads of the browsers hit an all-time high on Thursday, from the usual 100,000 or so downloads on a normal day to more than 200,000.

With numbers like that, it makes Rafael Ebron's goals seem less lofty and, dare I say it, even probable? This is great news for those of us who already know how great Firefox is in comparison to Internet Explorer.


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