No-frills Web browser could pass Internet Explorer as campus choice
Students go for ad-blocking Firefox. While Microsoft's Internet Explorer rules the Web surfing realm, the rising popularity of Mozilla's Firefox browser among computer buffs and university students may be a cyberspace coup in the making. From the pages of technology magazines to dorm hallways, Firefox has obtained a positive reputation for its protection against adware, its no-frills appearance and other special features. The browser's 1.0 version has been downloaded 25 million times since its introduction in November, a Mozilla spokesman said. Before November, Firefox was an obscure browser in developmental stages.