Firefox becomes most-used browser in Europe
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 05/01/2011 18:07
[IDG] Firefox was the most-used browser in Europe in December, edging out Microsoft's Internet Explorer for the first time, according to new data released by the Web analytics service StatCounter on Tuesday.
The open-source Web browser held a 38.11 percent market share in Europe, while IE had a 37.52 percent share, according to StatCounter. The company compiles its statistics from its tracking code, which it says is used on more than 3 million websites worldwide that receive about 15 billion hits monthly.
Firefox Leads in Europe, Firm Says
For the first time in a decade, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is no longer the leading Web browser in Europe, ceding the position to Mozilla's Firefox, an Irish research company that tracks Web use said on Tuesday.
While three research companies also active in the field disputed the finding, StatCounter, a company in Dublin, said Firefox surpassed Internet Explorer as the top European browser in December, with a 38.1 percent share, compared with Explorer's 37.5 percent.
Firefox takes top browser spot in Europe: StatCounter
Mozilla's Firefox browser has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the leader in Europe, the first time Microsoft's browser has lost its top spot in a major market, a web analytics firm StatCounter said.
In December, the open-source Firefox took 38.1 percent of European market share, while Internet Explorer's share slipped to 37.5 percent. Google Chrome saw its share rising to 14.6 percent from just 5.1 percent a year earlier.