Mozilla's Firefox is set to claim one in four of the world's web users by the end of this year, the firm said yesterday.

Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, said that in the past few days Firefox has held a 24 per cent stake in the world's browser market, with more than half of that usage coming from outside the US.

"I think this puts us on track to reach 25 per cent of global usage by the end of the year," he said in the company blog.

"Mozilla's global community of contributors sure does have a lot to be proud of. A special thanks to all of the localisers who have built amazing communities on top of an amazing product."

Firefox 3.5 was Mozilla's latest release, boasting features such as support for open audio and video, threads in JavaScript, canvas improvements, new cascading style sheets, downloadable fonts and geolocation services

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