It was great to see that Mozilla Firefox was picked by Linux Journal Reader’s for a second year in a row as the best web browser and with a 2% gain in popularity. Additionally, Firefox OS did pretty good and ranked in the Top 5 for mobile operating systems and I expect next year Firefox OS will take 1st or 2nd place.
Tomorrow, Mozilla Firefox should see a release of Firefox 26.0 to stable and I can tell you this release comes baked with all the goodness you all have come to expect from Firefox. Going back to the Linux Journal Reader’ Choice Awards I really think this continues to be a strong indicator that Linux Users across all distros really enjoy using Firefox and that Firefox remaining a default on many distros is a win for Linux Users considering the popularity of the browser.
If you are a Linux User I highly encourage you to get involved in testing the Nightly and Aurora builds of Firefox. I would also invite you to check out Firefox OS and the app development community (with a newly refreshed MDN!) that is filling the Firefox Marketplace with great apps.