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Mozilla should be pushing the Firefox browser even more aggressively into the enterprise market, a senior analyst has told ZDNet UK.

The popular open source browser hit the 200 million download landmark this week. Describing the threshold as "a nice psychological barrier in terms of numbers, but no more than that", RedMonk principal analyst James Governor said the imminent release of the next Microsoft operating system would be a crucial test for Firefox.

"The acid test is really going to be the Vista wave into next year and whether they can really win a sustained share when Microsoft comes back with a fully integrated set of [Internet] components, such as Microsoft Live," Governor said on Thursday.

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