Glad to hear that they worked out an agreement I did not want to see the fox fade away into the sunset. So much great work has gone into it.
This is excellent news, good for them! :)
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Good call on the part of the Google leadership ! It was Firefox's success that saved users from the quasi-monopoly that had been enjoyed by Microsoft with its bundled Internet Explorer - the measures taken by the European Commission, i e, levying a large fine for anti-competitive behaviour and forcing MS to include a «browser choice box» on Windows, were good, but came after Firefox had proved its viability - and maintaining the agreement with Mozilla will not only benefit Google commercially by keeping its search engine as the FF default, but also in terms of good will from the many users who appreciate Firefox both for its current usability and for its monopoly-busting history....
Even though I use chrome, I still like the fox because it saved us from the POS that was IE 6. Can you believe then, Microsoft at that time actually had the nerve to announce that they would halt(or significantly slow) IE development. Firefox changed the game and combined with the rise of Chrome(and its many flavours), IE has had to take notice, support web standards and the newest technologies.
Another case where competition benefited everyone. Long live the Fox.
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