The big blue has finally decided to go with Firefox and make it the default browser among all its 400,000 employees. Until now Firefox only had a strong presence across most computers at home, but now IBM’s move clearly proves that the browser is simply much more than that. And this means Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is losing market share even at the enterprise-level. As per Bob Sutor, VP of Open source and Linux at the IBM Software Group, “Firefox is enterprise-ready, and we’re ready to adopt it for our enterprise.”
In the meantime Mozilla confirmed that there are atleast 400 million Firefox users worldwide, a number that is increasing in thousands…everyday. On a comparative scale Google’s Chrome is also a reliable and powerful web browser. So why choose Firefox over Chrome? Bob Sutor has a good explanation, “Firefox is open source, and its development schedule is managed by a development community not beholden to one commercial entity.” We think he is right…darn right.