As per XiTiMonitor, Firefox now has ~28% market share in Europe as a whole, with Germany ~38% and Slovenia the peak at ~48%. It won’t be long now before we see countries with majority Firefox usage :)
This report had a few surprises to me; first, Ireland increased its FF usage by a half since March! Second, Opera is seriously lagging behind, with only ~3.5% overall European market share. Third, as I blogged a bit about on Spread Firefox, The distribution of countries falls into two groups: those with adoption below 25% (17 nations) and those with adoption over 30% (15 nations). The median ‘~28% European market share’ thus falls in a no-man’s-land between the two where there are no countries.
If I had to guess why that might be, I would say that in the higher percentage countries (which I note are generally central-to-east-European) a tipping point has been reached (perhaps a critical mass of users was achieved?) which is now rapidly driving FF adoption and won’t end until IE becomes a minority browser (IOW, M$ has essentially lost the battle for the hearts and minds of the users of those nations). That’s my take on it anyway :)
Wacky Windows USB Worm blocks Firefox with the message:
USE INTERNET EXPLORER U DOPE
I DNT HATE MOZILLA BUT USE IE OR ELSE…
And finally, welcome to Paradise! ^_^