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Mozilla Faces New Challenges on Firefox

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When Version 1.0 of Firefox was released last November, it caused a sensation as a seemingly more secure and feature-rich alternative to Internet Explorer. Since then, Firefox has achieved what no other browser had accomplished in years: attaining a sizable market share at Internet Explorer's expense.

Firefox now holds between 7% and 9% of the Web browser market, according to various research estimates. But as the open-source browser nears its first birthday, the Mozilla Foundation faces significant challenges, analysts said last week. Those include the need to quickly discover and fix security vulnerabilities, compete against an upcoming Internet Explorer upgrade and broaden Firefox's user base beyond its initial core of technically savvy users.

Mozilla isn't standing still. The first major Firefox upgrade, Version 1.5, is now in beta testing and is due for general release in November or December.

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