April 9, 2005

A Fox in the henhouse

Blake Ross, the 19-year-old who created the Firefox Web browser in his parentsâ house, has done something big software companies have sought to do for years: capture market share from Microsoft Corp.

In the five months since Firefox was released, the program has snared more than 5 percent of the market from Microsoftâs Internet Explorer, according to San Diego-based research company Websidestory. Microsoft has dominated the market since surpassing Netscape Communications Corp. five years ago.

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