Firefox usage in Europe now 28.8 percent

Posted on Saturday, May 03 2008 @ 20:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Web metrics company Xiti claims Firefox had a marketshare of 28.8 percent in Europe last month, that's 0.4% more than the month before and 4.5% more than a year ago. Finland, Poland and Slovenia are the biggest Firefox users, in these countries Firefox's marketshare is 45.9%, 44% and 43.7%, respectively.

Internet Explorer is still the king with a marketshare of 65 percent and the rest of the market is split between small players like Opera (3.3%), Safari (2.3%), Netscape (0.5%) and others.

Another interesting thing the report unveils is that Firefox usage is much higher in the weekends, during the week it's 28.3% but during the weekend it jumps to 30.1%. This indicates that a lot of people use Firefox at home but are somewhat forced to use Internet Explorer at work.

Firefox usage is the highest in Oceania and Europe and trails behind a bit in Asia and Africa. Usage of Firefox increased in almost every continent in March, only in North America it dropped a little bit from 21.9% to 21.7%

Firefox usage per continent:
  • Oceania: 31.2%
  • Europe: 28.8%
  • North America: 21.7%
  • South America: 21.3%
  • Africa: 17.9%
  • Asia: 17.2%

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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