Linked by lemur2 on Thu 6th Jan 2011 22:23 UTC
Internet & Networking According to data compiled by StatCounter, Firefox overtook Internet Explorer (IE) as the dominant browser in Europe at the end of 2010. During December, 38.11% of internet page views involved Mozilla's Firefox web browser, whilst Internet Explorer fell back to second place with 37.52%.
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Too close to call a lead
by rif42 on Thu 6th Jan 2011 22:59 UTC
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In this statistics, Firefox is marginable ahead of MS IE. This was in December when many people were more at home that at work, hence it is likely that more people use the browser of their own choice rather than their company's choice. Do not be surprised if MS IE get slightly ahead again in January.

It does not really matter who is leading, and this kind of statistics is much too imprecise to talk about fractions of percentages. What is important is that MS IE is well below 50% and there is both Firefox and Chrome that have significant market shares.

The result is that web developers can no longer code for just one browser, they will have to code following standards to fit to many browsers. Finally! Now we just need the same trend to happen in other countries as well.

Edited 2011-01-06 23:07 UTC

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