French web monitoring service XiTiMonitor claims Firefox's marketshare is getting higher and higher in Europe. In some countries like Slovenia (47.9%) and Finland (45.4%) Firefox usage has reached parity with Internet Explorer usage.
A particularly worrying sign for Microsoft is that in some key European markets FF is threatening to overtake IE as the market leading browser. In Slovenia (47.9%) and Finland (45.4%) FF usage has reached parity with IE, while in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Ireland, FF has either reached or is nearly at 40% market share.
Countries where FF market share has now reached 30% or more include, Austria, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia and Latvia.
Strong gains for FF were also reported in France, Sweden and Switzerland where in all three countries FF is now approaching 25% market share.
Although clear market share gains for FF were reported in every single European territory, countries where IE still has not reached 20% market share include Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Norway and Denmark