I have a theory for how to get Firefox to 50% market share and beyond. I would like to challenge anyone with the time and resources to do this…
Write a program that does two things:
- Checks for Firefox and if it’s not there, install the latest version of Firefox and optionally Adblock and Filterset.G extensions
- Replace all Internet Explorer icons with shortcuts to Firefox. The catch is to use the internet explorer icon for the shortcut
I really don’t think that most people know what a browser is… they just know that if they click the little blue e icon, it’ll bring them “the internet.” I have personally installed firefox on people’s computers and told them that it is better, more secure, and wont bring them near the number of viruses that IE will. When I come back a month later, they’re using IE purely out of habit of clicking that specific icon. They could care less if the program that is brought up is IE or Firefox. They just want to surf the web in the most comfortable way possible. Clicking the Firefox icon rather than the IE icon is something that needs to be learned, therefor it’s not immediately as comfortable as just defaulting back to using IE.