Firefox approaches 30 percent take-up in Europe
Mozilla's Firefox browser ended 2007 by capturing 28 percent of the European market, according to a French web metrics company. The open-source browser's average European market share improved five percentage points during the year in the 32 European countries tracked by XiTi Monitor, a web measurement site operated by Applied Technologies Internet. Firefox's gains in Europe, as elsewhere, came at the expense of Microsoft's Internet Explorer. According to XiTi Monitor, Firefox posted its largest market share in Finland, where it accounted for 45.4 percent of all browsers used at the end of 2007. Rounding out the top five Firefox countries were Slovenia, where the open-source browser's market share was 44.6 percent; Poland, where it had 42.4 percent, Slovakia, where it had 41.2 percent, and Hungary, where it had 40.3 percent.
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