Mozilla Firefox continued its slow but steady march against the worldwide dominance of Microsoft Internet Explorer in 2007. Though the open-source web browser continues to sit firmly in second place behind IE, where it’s been for years, usage of Firefox is still on the rise. The browser is even threatening to tip the scales in some European countries — most likely thanks to the rapid internationalization efforts made possible by the open-source development model.
New data from the French internet traffic analysis company XiTi Monitor shows Firefox jumped a few percentage points in several countries during 2007. Finland is the most Firefox-friendly country. The browser enjoys a 45% share there. Poland, Slovenia and Hungary are also in the 40s. Germany leads Western Europe with a 34% share. Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and the outlying islands) is the continent with the most Firefox users. The share in 2007 hit 31.1% down under.
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