Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Jul 2007 16:06 UTC, submitted by netpython
Internet & Networking Mozilla's Firefox web browser has made dramatic gains on Microsoft's Internet Explorer throughout Europe in the past year with a marked upturn in FF use compared to IE over the past four months, according to French web monitoring service XiTiMonitor. A study of nearly 96,000 websites carried out during the week of July 2 to July 8 found that FF had 27.8% market share across Eastern and Western Europe, IE had 66.5%, with other browsers including Safari and Opera making up the remaining 5.7%. The July market share represents a massive 3.7% rise since a similar survey in March.
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RE[2]: Perhaps...
by Arakon on Sun 15th Jul 2007 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Perhaps..."
Arakon
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2005-07-06

lol thats easy to answer, EU governments are more socialist in nature than the US, so their politicians aren't as deeply embedded into the pockets of big money like US politicians. Notice I said "Not as Deeply" Big money helps make decisions everywhere.

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RE[3]: Perhaps...
by samad on Sun 15th Jul 2007 22:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Perhaps..."
samad Member since:
2006-03-31

If by "easy" you mean overly facile, then I heartily disagree:

1) Notice I said that even European corporations have been more open to open source projects. That's not a "socialist" argument.

2) I don't think average computer users really care that much about Firefox's standards compliance. Do average users even know what CSS even is? Like I said, it's not personal choice that's ENTIRELY producing Firefox's stunning success in Europe.

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