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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."

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