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One Million and Counting...

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The latest post at SpeadFirefox.com says that the Firefox Preview Release hit 1,000,000 downloads in roughly 100 hours. This is fantastic news! I’ve been actively trying to get people I know and work with to switch over to Firefox for several months now.

This is big news for the Mozilla team. Not only that, but it also means something for the world of web standards and the overall improvement of the quality of the web. The more people who are using a Better Browser™, the more possibilities we as web designers have available to our disposal.

I know that Microsoft’s market share hasn’t slipped that much, but it has been slipping. And seeing over one million people download Firefox in 4 days, just goes to show that things are starting to change. Things are starting to change indeed…

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.