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Firefox fans are being offered the chance of "geek immortality".

Users who successfully persuade a friend to switch to the open source browser before 15 September will earn a name check for both themselves and their amigo within a display accesssible from Firefox 2.0, the next version of the software.

That's right folks, obscure immortality awaits here. Which is nice. Submited names will find their onto an interactive Firefox friends display.

The name check offer was floated by Mozilla on 15 July to mark the anniversary of the creation of the Mozilla Foundation three years ago. Over that period, the Firefox web browser has scored notable success in offering an alternative to Microsoft's still dominant Internet Explorer browser software.

Firefox has a market share of 12.9 per cent compared to 83 per cent for IE, 1.8 per cent for Apple Safari and one per cent for Opera, according to a recent study by web analytics firm OneStat.com. ®

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