"Mozilla's Firefox Web browser has made impressive market share
gains in Europe over the past few years. In the latest marketshare
report released by StatCounter, Firefox 3 has finally surpassed
Internet Explorer 7 as the most popular browser in Europe in a
breakdown by version number.
"Firefox 3 holds 35 percent and IE 7 has 34 percent in that
region. The recent decline of IE 7 in the past week can largely be
attributed to the release of IE 8, Microsoft's new browser.
According to StatCounter, IE 8 has grown to 2.3 percent in Europe,
with most of those users upgrading from IE 7. This change was
enough to put Firefox 3 on top. IE 6, however, still has 11 percent
marketshare, which means that all users of Microsoft's browser
across all versions still outnumber the total number of Firefox