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400 Million Firefox Downloads Bruise Microsoft in Europe But Not Globally

Sep 12, 2007, 22:30 (3 Talkback[s])

"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...?"

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