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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Not only numbers but facts
by Damnshock on Wed 1st Apr 2009 11:53 UTC
Damnshock
Member since:
2006-09-15

In the real worl, the world out there and not this of numbers says that firefox is *really* growing and so does linux.

Let me explain: no so long ago, say 2-3 years I never saw a single computer/laptop with firefox and/or linux installed on it and everyone that knew I wasn't using Microsoft but Linux/FreeBSD thought I was a complete geek. They still think I am although the trend has changed: I see people in college with linux, home computers using firefox as browser (even with linux!) and, the *really* good news is that I've seen some companies/shops working with linux (usually Red Hat based distros).

I'm not claiming for the Opensource dominance but to free choice! Once the world has realised that there's not only Microsoft on software products things will improve a lot!

Just my two cents...

Damnshock

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RE: Not only numbers but facts
by Adurbe on Wed 1st Apr 2009 12:17 in reply to "Not only numbers but facts"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

same can be extended to Macs

In the mid 1990s when I was at school there was me and 1 Girl in the entire school that had a mac at home!!!

Now they are becoming incredibly popular! (I know as being known as the mac user for all those years has also made me the point of support calls no.1)

As you say, linux is getting through, my mum is now using ubuntu :-)

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

And fat people.

When I was at school (early 90s) there was one large kid in the whole school, and even then he wasn't obese, or unfit.

Now kids are right chunkamunkas with a packet of crisps surgically attached to the left hand.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

same can be extended to Macs

In the mid 1990s when I was at school there was me and 1 Girl in the entire school that had a mac at home!!!

Now they are becoming incredibly popular! (I know as being known as the mac user for all those years has also made me the point of support calls no.1)


In which country? I live in the Netherlands and know nobody with a mac. I am also tech-support for everybody I know. It's all windows.

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