After years of sluggish innovation in the Microsoft-dominated world of web browsing, a new open-source internet browser called Firefox has emerged to challenge the software giant's Internet Explorer (IE). The upstart technology has been garnering attention in schools and colleges in recent months, as ed-tech leaders search for ways to circumvent the latest security holes in Microsoft's proprietary solution.

Though the Firefox browser enters the market as a David in the shadow of a Goliath, several ed-tech enthusiasts believe the technology has great potential. Not only is it free, they say, but it also provides

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