Mozilla has announced plans to cooperate with Chinese Web portal Sohu.com (SOHU) to launch a new Olympics-related special version of the Firefox browser.
This is the second time for Firefox to launch a special customized product in China. Its first special version was NKU Firefox 1.0, which is developed by the Firefox user group at Nankai University. Gong Li, chairman and CEO of Mozilla Online Ltd., said that the Olympics version has some pre-set functions such as RSS Olympic News booking service that grabs the latest news headlines.
As a browser software product, Firefox — and its Mozilla Project — is the only one that has continuously competed with Microsoft's Internet Explorer over the recent ten years. According to statistics from the U.S. market, by the end of 2007, Firefox has nibbled away over 30% of market share of IE and has become the most popular non-Microsoft browser on the Internet.