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The Register: Firefox Gains Ground on IE

Nov 04, 2005, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"More than one out of 10 surfers use Firefox as a browser, according to a study by web analytics firm OneStat.com. Although Mozilla-based browsers have a total global usage share of 11.51 percent--an increase of 2.82 per cent since April 2005--Microsoft's Internet Explorer still dominates the global browser market with a global share of 85.45 per cent. Its share has slipped 1.18 per cent from the end of April.

"For some unexplained reason, Mozilla's browsers are more popular in the USA (14.07 per cent use Firefox) and Canada (16.98 per cent) than in the UK (4.94 per cent), according to OneStat.com. Its figures come from a survey of two million visitors to sites running OneStat.com's Web site services. JavaScript code on these Web sites is used to detect which browser a surfer is using..."

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