A MIAMI teenager is basking in the glory of helping to create a new internet browser at 17 that is now challenging the grip of Microsoft, which once held a virtual monopoly on web surfing.
Computer analysts say that Blake Rossâs browser, Firefox, is a faster, more versatile program that also offers better protection from viruses and unwanted advertising.
Not only that, the system is offered free over the internet and its codes and technology are all accessible as an âopen sourceâ programme. Firefox has already been downloaded by an estimated 15 million users since its launch in November, making it the worldâs second-most-popular browser.
Industry experts have dubbed the new software âMicrosoftâs worst nightmareâ, according to the technology magazine Business 2.0. It hailed Mr Ross, now 19, as a software prodigy. He is also a talented pianist and âan unbelievable creative writerâ, according to ...