Will the Firefox gain a market share of 50% by 2009?

Summary:Will the Firefox Web browser gain a market share of 50 percent by January 1, 2009?

Popular Science runs an online game called PopSci Predictions Exchange (a game where you bet - with virtual money - on the future of science and technology).  An IPO I saw today caught my eye:

Will the Firefox Web browser gain a market share of 50 percent by January 1, 2009?

It's been around only since the end of 2004, but in that short period, Mozilla's open-source, multiplatform Web browser Firefox has managed to rack up 15 percent of the worldwide browser market. Used by many as a more secure, dependable and standards-abiding alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (which is still the most used browser by a considerable margin), Firefox is expected to continue its upward trend.

This proposition will pay out at POP$100 if the total market share of Mozilla Firefox reaches 50 percent on or before January 1, 2009, according to the statistics kept by Netapplications.com.

Interesting - ideal for a quick poll:

 [poll id=159]

Thoughts?

Topics: Browser

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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