Part of Firefox’s appeal has always been tied to their underdog status. The little startup that took on the biggest software company in the world has garnered a significant amount of respect and praise for their attempts to give Microsoft a run for their money. To be fair, the browser is appealing for a number of reasons: increased security, support for a vast catalog of 3rd party plugins/skins/enhancements, and cross-platform compatibility. With a feature set that Internet Explorer could only dream of, Firefox has been steadily gaining market share over the past couple of years, with more and more people adopting the ‘Fox in lieu of IE. According to a report released by stats tracker W3, just under 25% of the over 31 million hits that they’ve tracked over the last month were attributed to Firefox. This is but a small subsection of all internet traffic, but certainly represents a large enough subsection of visitors to warrant a congratulatory pat on the back. In a few short years Firefox has become a major player in an arena once compeltly dominated by a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate.