Enterprise Applications: eWEEK Labs Looks Back at 7 Years of the Mozilla Browser

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-06-17 Print this article Print
eWEEK Labs Looks Back at 7 Years of the Mozilla Browser

eWEEK Labs Looks Back at 7 Years of the Mozilla Browser

by Jim Rapoza
June 5 marked the seventh anniversary of the release of the first Mozilla Web browser. (The Mozilla open-source project itself turned 10 early in 2008.) In its early days, Mozilla was a hopeless competitor to Microsoft's then-dominant Internet Explorer, which had more than 96 percent of the market at the time. Few people held much hope that Mozilla's open-source browser would do much to stem IE's dominance, let alone that it would last. But, seven years later, the Mozilla browser's descendants have more than 20 percent of the browser market and continue to push the envelope when it comes to Web technology. Here's a look back at some of the key Mozilla releases over the past seven years.
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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