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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Instead of bringing you Firefox-related news from the last seven days, this is an entire recap of Firefox in the year of 2009. It's been a big year for that cute little red panda and 2010 will be just as exciting if not more so!
1. Firefox 3.5 surpasses IE7 in market share
Perhaps the biggest news this year! Firefox finally passes Internet Explorer -- or one version of it at least. There's the usual cynicism, citing the combined percentage of IE6, 7 and 8 as far greater than Firefox -- and that's true! -- but if you combine Firefox 3.5 and 3.0's shares, you're talking about 30% of the Internet using Firefox. (Let's not forget its 100% market share in Antarctica!!)
That's quite a lot, and with the European Commission's ruling expect to see Firefox climb towards 40% in 2010 -- or even higher because...
2. Mobile Firefox -- Fennec -- is almost ready for prime time