Firefox now more in EU than Internet Explorer
January 4th, 2011

Microsoft’s Internet browser, Internet Explorer, has been overtaken by Mozilla’s Firefox as the most used browser in Europe. This has been revealed from figures released today by Internet research firm Statcounter. The European market share of Firefox in December was 38.1 percent, while Internet Explorer fell to 37.5 percent. Google’s Chrome browser saw its market share rise from 5.1 percent to 14.6 percent.

Since March last year users of the Windows operating system in the European Union have been allowed to choose which browser they want to use at the time of installation. The option arose from a settlement between Microsoft and the European Commission.

(Source: ANP)