Firefox Arrives in the Microsoft Store

From PC Mag: Mozilla Firefox just got easier to add to Windows. As of Tuesday morning, it’s available as a one-click install in Microsoft’s app stores for Windows 10 and 11.

That makes it "the first major browser to become available in the Windows Store for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users," Mozilla says. (Microsoft's own Edge browser is built into the OS.)

In the bad old days of Monday, getting Firefox required you to “download it from the internet and go through a clunky process,” Mozilla says, which may overstate the relative difficulty since so many Windows apps still require the multiple-click process of downloading an installer and then running it locally.

(The Microsoft Store in Windows 11 supports a wider range of apps and no longer requires developers to share revenue with Microsoft, but most Windows 10 users don’t have access to it.)

Google’s Chrome continues to demand the download-and-install routine but dominates the browser business anyway, accounting for 60.92% of the desktop browser market in the US, per Statcounter. Apple’s Safari comes in second with 17.31%, Microsoft’s Edge remains ranks third at 12.16% despite being preinstalled with Windows, and Firefox comes in fourth at 6.02%.

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