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IBM Backs Firefox

Looks like Firefox is getting some much needed support in their fight against Internet Explorer.

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.

And that doesn’t count all the employees who will install it on their laptops and home computers or those who will install it on the computers of friends and family.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on municipal, provincial, and federal politics, specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens. He also writes regular editorials on general politics and social issues.

2 replies on “IBM Backs Firefox”

Always good to hear that someone else is giving FF some propers — even though I am still miffed at IBM for selling out to what amounts to the Chinese govt. I must confess,though, I am anxious to see what IE7 is like, if for nothing else than to be the first to find a bug and yell about it.

Always good to hear that someone else is giving FF some propers — even though I am still miffed at IBM for selling out to what amounts to the Chinese govt. I must confess,though, I am anxious to see what IE7 is like, if for nothing else than to be the first to find a bug and yell about it.

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