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It looks like Internet Explorer will die

Although the battle for Microsoft's monopoly takes many years, it seems that Firefox will finally win the war against Internet Explorer.

Why is Firefox gaining ground?

firefox It is clear that the reason is because Google is the lord of the web, so it has been given all the time to be able to evolve the old Mozilla to a browser that every day gains followers ... among those who have an interest in the web, those who browse .

The following graph I have taken from the statistics of the blog, which in general are users of geographic information systems. For Firefox to have managed to steal almost 30% from Microsoft, it means that it has worked hard compared to the next (Opera) which barely reaches 1%.


Google does a lot of juggling in order for Internet users to know its fox, which by the way goes quite well with its plugin system and update alerts. And while his ads are pretty monotonous, it seems like he's finally paying off.

Why does IE still have so many users?

Simply because Microsoft has no competition against its PC system, Windows will continue to be the leader for several years, although it will lose leadership on the web.

The following graphic shows how Windows dominates the 97%, so that the little specialized user or who browses the web uses the browser that brings windows, the rest is an old story.


From the operating systems side, the battle will not be so easy. For its part, Google promotes its Google Pack product, which includes Google Earth, Picasa and its wonderful offline search engine; as well as Google Docs a free but online Office equivalent. We all know that the world is not ready for it ... but when it is, and it seems it will be soon Google will be the lord and master.

The question is, will AutoCAD and ESRI lose their crown one day? I say because we all aspire poetically that there is no evil that lasts a hundred years 🙂

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. I do not dare to assure it emphatically but I do not think that Firefox (an evolution of Mozilla, like Netscape) is a product of Google because for that they have their own browser (Chrome).

    What I do agree with is that Firefox is on the heels of iExplorer, although Netscape also did it in its time and look how it ended ...

    Except for a few very specific webs I always shoot Firefox.

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