"Mozilla has hit the 400 million downloads mark for the Firefox
web browser client since it was officially launched in November
2004, a rise of 56 percent in the last 12 months alone. Of course,
updates, reinstalls and trials are all included in download figures
which have little real world impact upon the only statistic that
really matters: market share based upon usage. Again, Mozilla will
tell you, and indeed told me, that it commands a 28 percent market
share across Europe according to the latest figures from
XiTiMonitor which also reveals that Internet Explorer enjoys a 66.5
percent share in the same region.
"Which is a good result for Firefox, no doubt about that, but
how does it pan out when you take a more global view...?"