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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Firefox Now Commands 15% of US Browser Market

Mozilla Firefox now holds 15% of the US web browser market while use of Microsoft's Internet Explorer has fallen by 2% to below 80%, according to web statistics firm OneStat.com.

Elsewhere, the percentages of Firefox fans are even higher. In Germany, where many municipalities have embraced open source software, Firefox controls nearly 40% of the browser market. Worldwide, Firefox has nearly 13% of market share.

Both Firefox and IE are gearing up for major new releases toward the end of the year. In the past, these release periods have been good for Firefox, as they have been able to build awareness while attracting users wary of IE bugs and security flaws.

Source: BetaNews