Firefox is a web browser that makes it really easy to surf the web the way you want. It has all the right features. Tonight (Apr. 4) a Portland-based Firefox programmer will be talking about Firefox 3 at the Portland Web Innovators meeting. In Portland? You should come.
In the book Founders at Work, Jessica Livingston interviewed one of the creators of Firefox, Blake Ross.
Livingston: Do you remember people’s reactions when you gave an early demo of it?
Ross: People loved the simplicity and went crazy over tabbed browsing.
For a browser that apparently has less than 15% market share, it sure has an outrageously passionate few.
But I see no reason why its simplicity doesn’t appeal to the masses. Maybe they haven’t seen it yet. I think those that have might have a reaction like this commenter on Blake Ross’ blog:
I am a 40 something school teacher with basic computing skills. I downloaded firefox last week and love it. It works for me. It’s quick and easy to use.
Do you still use Internet Explorer? Why?