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Firefox To Launch Open Source Browser To Seize Chinese Market

Guo Yuanzheng, general manager of Mozilla Online Ltd, a China-based subsidiary of the Mozilla Corporation that is in charge of promoting Firefox in China, has told the local media that Firefox will soon start a new campaign to seize more market share in China.

Guo says that they will launch a new product that is based on Firefox 3.0 and is integrated with Chinese users' habits in May 2008. He says that they also expect to initiate a campaign to popularize open source browsers so as to change the current weak position that Foxfire takes in China.

As of March 2008, the Firefox browser has reportedly taken up to 30% of the market in Europe, and 16%-18% in North America. However, it only occupied about 3% of the market share in China in comparison to the 1% before the establishment of Mozilla Online Ltd.

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