Downside of Firefox
Firefox has been really destroying its chances of being deployed to organizations. Why is that you might ask? Well Firefox was used widely back in the version 3.xx but now, they are up to version 12. Version 3 was released back in June of 2008, we are now in April 2012 and they are now up to version 12.
Frequent Updates are the Demise of Firefox
This rapid “major” update schedule means that organizations have to perform testing (for applications and penetration testing), develop new system images for workstations, create new virtual apps for shops that use that technology-such as BMW. I quote major because many of the updates could be considered by many to be minor. This results in a major amount of money to be spent every time Firefox gets updated.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is still supporting IE6 from years ago, Mozilla provides very limited support.
Is Firefox going away? Not any time soon, but they are going to lose market share. Institutions cannot support this behavior.
If someone from Mozilla is paying attention to me, how about acknowledging the operations people in the world exist and you might want to make them happy. After all, they recommend web browsers not just to the businesses but to friends and family. The users in the businesses are going to be biased to use the same web browser at home and at work. If the business is using Internet Explorer, more likely than not, the employees will be using that at home as well.