Is Firefox the sign of long term problems at Microsoft?: Some interesting thoughts on how Firefox might really damage Microsoft. If Firefox can get its claws in somewhere, then it’s the first bonafide “crack in the bubble” of the theory that having all Microsoft products in an enterprise makes life better.
As Firefox continues to grow its market share, the difference between now and the Netscape days is that Internet Explorer is often a disease ridden product. The advantage of having it preinstalled on most machines is outweighed by genuine benefits of switching, and large corporations have IT staff that will do that for people, to save time and money. It is not hard to imagine a headline – ‘Merrill Lynch to switch to Firefox’.