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Firefox Takes Another Point Of Market Share

TechWeb reports that Firefox has taken another percentage point of market share from Internet Explorer, capturing 6.75% of the market. This is from numbers provided by WebSideStory, which show a one point increase since the previous numbers in February. Over the same period of time, IE saw its share decrease one point to 88.8%, considerably down from the 95% it enjoyed a year ago. Geoff Johnston, an analyst for WebSide Story, predicts Firefox will reach 10% by the end of the year.

Interesting enough, added Johnston, the U.S. isn’t the leader in Firefox fever. In Germany, for instance, 22.6 percent of Internet users hit the Web with Firefox. Under 70 percent, meanwhile, rely on Internet Explorer.

Japan, on the other, hand, has essentially ignored Firefox. WebSideStory’s numbers show that only 2.8 percent of that country’s users run Firefox, compared to 93.9 percent who use Internet Explorer.

May 11th, 2005 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Internet Explorer, Open Source, General | no comments

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