A World of Speculation

The New York Times has an article about how the Mozilla Firefox browser is eating into MS Explorer’s market share. Scott Ott at Scrappleface has hit on the same theme.

From the NYT:

With Firefox, open-source software moves from back-office obscurity to your home, and to your parents’, too. (Your children in college are already using it.) It is polished, as easy to use as Internet Explorer and, most compelling, much better defended against viruses, worms and snoops.

I even turned away from Safari, which comes loaded on the Mac OS X and whose brain is similar to Firefox’s, for the extensions and add-ons that are available for Firefox.

Ironically, at the top of the NYT article in my Firefox window is the following message:

Firefox prevented this site from opening a popup window. Click here for options…

That’s my doggie.

UPDATE: In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably tell you that I got Firefox for free.

H/T: Topic Drift