- July 1, 2009
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Blog, Search Engines
Firefox 3.5 is twice as fast as Firefox 3, but from the user perspective, the change may be barely perceptible. New privacy controls may draw more interest. There’s the completely private mode, which doesn’t store any surfing history, and there’s the forget-this-site feature, which obliterates all traces of any given site. Another option gets rid of browsing history for the past few hours.
Considering statistics from May 2009 (Wikipedia) , IE still stands at a whopping 65.50%, with Firefox in second place, at 22.51%, in terms of browser usage. Interestingly, w3schools (http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp) rates Firefox as having a higher percentage (47.7%), with all versions of IE totaling to around 42%.
The Question – how do you feel FF3.5 will contribute towards upsetting these pie slices. Does faster, more private imply another hefty piece on the plate for firefox? Or will some other stakeholder benefit from the lack of ‘difference’ between the two versions (firefox 3.0, and 3.5).