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01 April 2010, 17:26

Mozilla: Firefox holds nearly 40 per cent market share in Europe

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Firefox Logo The Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind the Firefox web browser, has published its first ever quarterly analyst report on the state of the internet and its browser's worldwide market share. According to Mozilla, Firefox currently holds a worldwide market share of almost 30% and in Europe has a share of nearly 40% – 152.7 million European users. In a post on the Mozilla Metrics blog, Ken Kovash says that Mozilla "wanted to create a somewhat standardised, ongoing report capturing the state of the internet as seen through Mozilla’s eyes."

The quarterly analyst report also includes information that indicates that the most usage and adoption for the quarter was in Russia and notes that in South America users like to apply Personas (themes) to their browser. According to its only source for numbers in Antarctica, StatCounter, nearly 80% of users in Antarctica prefer Firefox over other browsers.

The full Mozilla Metrics ReportPDF for the first quarter of 2010 is available on the site. Kovash says that the public can expect to see the "report released at the end of each calendar quarter."

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