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The first time Firefox market share over IE in Europe

Firefox browser has become the most widely used in Europe in the month 12/2010 and is the first time through Internet Explorer (IE), according to statistics by StatCounter.

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Open source web browser Firefox accounted for 38.11% market share in Europe, while IE has 37.52% market share, market research firm StatCounter said. companies analyze data from tracking software for more than 3 million Web site has about 15 billion hits per month.

According to StatCounter, Firefox can preserve this leadership position due to strong growth in Europe of Chrome. Chrome has 14.58% of the browser market in December, up from 5.06% for the same period in 2009.

One factor in the declining market share of IE by the antitrust provisions of the European Commission to require Microsoft to the user to select the browser, IE is not set by default as it is, according to StatCounter.

Microsoft and European Commission have reached agreement on May 10/2009. Accordingly, users of Windows will be shown a screen so they can change from IE to one of 11 different browser. Microsoft was required to maintain the screen for the user to select the browser 4 more years.

But IE is still the leading browser in North America with 48.92% market share. In that area, only 26.7% Firefox market share, Chrome was 12.82% market share, Safari has 10.16%, according to StatCounter.

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