IBM endorses Firefox as in-house Web browser
San Francisco: Technology giant IBM wants its workers around the world to use free, open-source Mozilla Firefox as their window into the Internet.
"Any employee who is not now using Firefox will be strongly encouraged to use it as their default browser," IBM executive Bob Sutor said yesterday in a blog post at his sutor.com website.
"While other browsers have come and gone, Firefox is now the gold standard for what an open, secure, and standards- compliant browser should be."
Making Firefox the default browser means that workers' computers will automatically use that software to access the Internet unless commanded to do differently.
All new computers for IBM employees will have Firefox installed and the global company "will continue to strongly encourage our vendors who have browser-based software to fully support Firefox," according to Sutor.