Firefox To Make History, About To Surpass IE in Europe
Aug 03, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Bakke)
"August has arrived. Time for a browser market share update.
There is quite a bit of news this month, which, depending on your
view, can be modified in virtually any direction you prefer.
Microsoft likes the version in which IE has gained market share and
pushed back Firefox and Chrome. Mozilla may like the one that
embarrasses Microsoft and shows that it is about to overtake IE in
Europe and Google will most likely state that there is a very good
chance that it has now more than 10% of the market. Which one do
you prefer? Pick one.
"Editor's note: Stitching together the browser market share
story in a reasonable and credible way has become a bit more
difficult this month and will require you to be a bit more
flexible, which means that there is no definite way to determine
which browser has how much market share, due to the lack of a
coherent data set. Net Applications, which we have used to compile
our market analysis in previous months, is now limiting free access
to its browser data. What is still available is a rather small data
set that cannot be used for detailed browser market share
interpretation anymore. So please take the NetApplications data
with a grain of salt, especially as far as the market share of
Internet Explorer is concerned."