IBM Switching To Firefox

According to this article at C|NET, IBM is encouraging all of its employees to use Firefox as their default browser.

IBM is encouraging its employees to use Firefox, aiding the open-source Web browser’s quest to chip away at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Firefox is already used by about 10 percent of IBM’s staff, or about 30,000 people. Starting Friday, IBM workers can download the browser from internal servers and get support from the company’s help desk staff.

The article goes on to say that this move shows that IBM is making a strong committment to Open Source technology. They feel confident that Firefox will work better with their internal applications because it is based on industry standards, where as Microsoft’s IE uses its proprietary ActiveX to run some programs inside its browser.

I wonder how much this will boost the Firefox download counter.

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