Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 10:39 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Internet & Networking And so Firefox continues its march into Europe. It is no secret that alternative browsers are much more popular in Europe than they are in North America, and recent statistics by StatCounter confirm that Firefox 3.0 has actually surpassed Internet Explorer 7, making it the most popular browser in Europe.
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This is great news.
by Laurence on Wed 1st Apr 2009 10:53 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

As much as I'm not a Firefox user myself (preferring Opera), it's great to see that many Windows users are coming to realise that there is a choice out there and that they're not stuck with the shipped browser.

Next mission is to get offices on board as many users are tied into Internet Explorer (and often older versions of IE too) by their businesses IT department.

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RE: This is great news.
by Liquidator on Wed 1st Apr 2009 16:40 in reply to "This is great news."
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

I'm happy to see Opera has 7% market shares around here ;)

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RE[2]: This is great news.
by werpu on Sun 5th Apr 2009 08:41 in reply to "RE: This is great news."
werpu Member since:
2006-01-18

I'm happy to see Opera has 7% market shares around here ;)

The problem I have with Opera is that it still has a hellish load of bugs in its 9.0 revisions regarding CSS all of them are fixed in the 10.0 alpha. But the bugs were severe enough that I had to limit a site ones to the features IE6 got, because a load of extended DHTML/Web2.0 features triggered exactly those bugs. As much as I love Opera, I cannot wait until version 10 is finally here, which is really good, even in its alpha stage!

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RE: This is great news.
by DrillSgt on Wed 1st Apr 2009 16:58 in reply to "This is great news."
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2005-12-02

Next mission is to get offices on board as many users are tied into Internet Explorer (and often older versions of IE too) by their businesses IT department.


Actually it is not the IT departments for the most part. It is normally the marketing department or accounting department who use specialized software. The IT department, contrary to popular belief, usually just recommends things and then the management makes the decision on it. The management being usually Operations, of which accounting falls under, and then the Sales/Marketing department. Sad, but true.

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