May 3, 2005

Opera release continues browser battle as Firefox strengthens against IE

by brian_turner

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More than 2 million downloads of the new Opera 8.00 Browser have taken place in just two weeks.

This includes all language versions and platforms, with the English version accounting for 1.3 million of the total, and the German language edition 400,000.

It comes on the back of increasing competitiveness in the browser market, with Firefox reportedly reaching over 10% of the browser market last week.

Tim O’Reilly, the person behind the O’Reilly computing and publishing network, recently published statistics showing that Internet Explorer usage on his company sites were down by a third, with Firefox making strong progress.

However, despite the strong figures from Opera, it still has to battle with users preferring Firefox over Mozilla, not least due to simpler ease of use options, and that Firefox downloads have been causing supply problems that has required the assistance of Google to ensure continued download support.

According to Janco Associates, Opera still has some way to go, with less than a full percentile of market usage, according to their recent report on the browser market.

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