Ben Goodger lets us know through his Inside Firefox blog, that the second release candidate of Firefox 1.0 has been released on the FTP servers.
Great news for the rebel web browsers as recent statistics show that Microsoft's Internet Explorer continues to fall down with its share on the web browser market. Opera and Safari both grow a little bit, while the big gain comes from the Mozilla based web browsers, which is due to the increasing popularity of the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
eWeek: Internet Explorer Takes Another Market-Share Hit
Firefox wasn't alone in making inroads against IE. Taken together, browsers from Mozilla and America Online Inc.'s Netscape Communications subsidiary accounted for 6 percent of the market, a jump of 2.48 percentage points since September.
Other browsers, mainly Opera Software ASA's namesake browser and Apple Computer Inc.'s Safari browser, crossed the 1 percent line, gaining 0.1 percentage points to make up 1.1 percent of the browser market, according to San Diego-based WebSideStory.
Microsoft officials attributed the latest market-share shifts to the attention being given to Firefox and to advanced users trying out the IE alternative.
On Spread Firefox appeared a well written community post from rabrog, which touches the topic of spreading Firefox with consideration for the others.
Consideration is Extremely Important
I normally don't get too involved in public debates, no matter what the debate is about. I'd rather go about and do what needs to be done then spend hours debating an issue. Oftentimes, debates on personal issues come down to personal opinions. I believe that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, whether I agree with it or not, and that we should not try to force our opinions on others. Attempting to force an opinion on someone more often than not solidifies the other person's opinion against what you are trying to convince them of, especially when debate becomes heated. As we go about our task to spread the Fox, I've seen behaviors from Firefox evangelists that are detrimental to our cause.
The image gallery for Firefox themed pictures, images, banners and buttons has been updated with more uploaded contributions.
- International artwork
Firefox buttons, banners and other artwork in languages other than English.
Desktop pics & screenshots from your computers, phones, games and other digital devices!
- Spreading Firefox
Pictures of Firefox marketing in action (you passing out flyers at school, a Firefox poster on your wall, etc.)
Promotional Firefox wallpaper for your desktop.
Anything that doesn't fit into the galleries above.
I would specifically point people to rakaz's artwork. It's the best out there! Go change your desktop in some colorful Firefox image in anticipation of 9 November =)
Ben Goodger informs us, through his Inside Firefox blog, that the Mozilla Firefox roadmap has been updated. This update gives more details on what will happen after the 1.0 Final release, which is scheduled for 9 November.
The first release candidate of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 has been released. This time it's not only in English, but in 20+ other languages, including Dutch, French and German.
This release is for the users who are willing to test and help assist in making 1.0 Final a solid release. International users are also requested to specifically test the international builds to make Firefox 1.0 Final a smooth worldwide release.