Firefox is still quite popular and its usage continues to grow. It captured a worldwide market share of 21.77% in February, according to Net Applications. It remains the most customizable browser, with a wide selection of plug-ins. Firefox developers also are working on technology like the Ubiquity command line interface that no other browser can yet match.
But without fundamentals like speed and efficient memory usage, Firefox could lose ground.
Firefox needs the speed that comes with TraceMonkey. And it needs the stability and efficiency that come with well-managed memory usage. It can't afford to innovate at the edges while remaining bloated at the core.
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