As of May 2022, according to StatCounter, it has 7. 86% usage share as a desktop web browser, making it the fourth-most popular desktop web browser after Google Chrome (66. 64%), Microsoft Edge (10. 07%), and Safari (9. 82%), while its usage share across all platforms is lower at 3. 41% in fourth place, after Google Chrome (64. 36%), Safari (19. 13%), and Edge (4. 07%).
It is the spiritual successor of Netscape Navigator, as the Mozilla community was created by Netscape in 1998 before their acquisition by AOL. Firefox usage share grew to a peak of 32. 21% in November 2009, with Firefox 3. 5 overtaking Internet Explorer 7, although not all versions of Internet Explorer as a whole its usage then declined in competition with Google Chrome.
Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.
At Mozilla, we're a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future.
- Parent Company Launch date: March 31, 1998; 24 years ago (1998-03-31)
- Product Launch: 2005
- Founder: Netscape Communications Corporation
- Estimated Monthly Visitors: over-1b
- Telephone number: (650) 903-0800
- Domain name: mozilla.org
- Owner: Mozilla
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- Country of operation: Worldwide