[citation][nom]chronicbint[/nom]Bloatware Firefox has been going downhill for ages.[/citation]
I have to agree there. I haven't used Firefox since 2.0 days but I loved it. I just did a fresh install of XP about a week ago. My laptop was running fine and then I installed the latest FF to test it out. Since then, my laptop has been buggy. Locking up randomly, etc. Anyone else have this problem?
Lets get this into perspective, these are two very marginal addons affecting 4,600 people. The IE6 problem affects many millions, I think this is almost a non story, any sensible Windows user will have their Anti-Virus up to date.
Mozilla said that Master Filer was downloaded from the Mozilla Add-Ons website (AMO) around 600 times between September 2009 and January 2010. Version 4.0 of Sothink Web Video Downloader was downloaded around 4,000 times between February 2008 and May 2008.
Maybe it's time the market share needs to become more balanced and spread out. I have switched from IE8 to Safari and now Chrome. Mobilewise I use Opera Mobile (this comment comes from that browser). If the market share became more spread out, there would be no one particular browser attracting attention. Also, because of the increased competition, the companies will keep enhancing and securing their products to try and maintain a competitive edge.
I understand the market share won't suddenly change within a short space of time, but in the long run it would create a better browsing experience for all users.