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Rumours that Google will pull plug on Firefox

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December 6, 2011 11:02:06 PM


Rumours that Google will pull plug on Firefox


While Google's Chrome has been doing rather well it has placed its rival Mozilla Firefox in a tricky position.

Google has been giving Mozilla 84 per cent of its revenue in a search deal which will end in November. Given that Google has been pushing Chrome on the world+dog it is unlikely it will continue to offer is rival any support. Things would be OK for Mozilla if it had used this year to push its dominance and establish itself in business markets.

However statistics from Net Market Share show the decline, with Firefox plunging from 25 per cent to 22 per cent and Chrome rising from under 5 per cent to more than 18 per cent during the last two years. Firefox shot itself in the foot by creating an accelerated development schedule that has alienated enterprise customers who can't have too many updates.

Mozilla has also started getting nasty about Google and, considering the outfit is its most important backer the outfit did not even get a mention in the recent annual report.


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January 31, 2012 4:45:02 AM

I hated that accelerated crazy upgrade scheme. I have already switched over to Chrome.....
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January 31, 2012 11:09:57 AM

Google renewed their contract with mozilla.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/google-firefox-browser...
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January 31, 2012 12:15:47 PM

They are all bad... just different levels of bad. I do front end development for cloud applications, and imo Firefox is by far the easiest to develop for, even with all of its warts.

The rapid release scheme is a pain, but Chrome has it too.
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February 1, 2012 12:31:42 AM

"I hated that accelerated crazy upgrade scheme. I have already switched over to Chrome..... "
I agree with this...
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February 1, 2012 9:27:50 PM

Rubbish! google makes a bundle of cash from mozilla!
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June 24, 2012 10:14:26 AM

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June 24, 2012 10:14:36 AM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr
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