High Firefox Usage Regions in Europe

This is from an e-mail I just sent out… it sure got the gears turning :)

Europe is the only major area where Firefox 3.5 has plurality:


And in Europe I note the countries with significant Firefox 3.5 plurality:

Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzigovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia*, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland.

*An aside: wow, look at IE6, 7, 8 and Chrome each ~8%:

Also note countries where the browser wars are completely different, like Ukraine and Russia, where Firefox 3.5 and Opera 10 are roughly tied for the top browser versions…

and Belarus, where nothing beats Opera 10:

Now what’s even more interesting to me (and a trend that I had previously noticed on the XitiMonitor (now AT Internet Institute; http://www.atinternet-institute.com/) graphs of market share) is that if you take that list of European countries and put them on the map, they basically (except for island Iceland) form a contiguous block:



Luxembourg Germany Poland
Germany Czech Slovakia
Switzerland Austria Hungary Romania Moldova
Slovenia Croatia
Bosnia & Herzigovina Serbia
Montenegro    Bulgaria
Albania    Macedonia

(hope that formatted well)


* Finland (which has a rather unique history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavia#Finland and might be thought of as another eastern baltic state)
* Baltic States: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltic_states
* Central Europe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe
* Balkans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balkans#The_Balkans

This is somewhat remarkable to me that a web browser can clearly highlight cultural regions… I have noticed in the past that IE6 is very strong in China and the surrounding regions… Maybe I need to make a map :)


One Response to “High Firefox Usage Regions in Europe”

  1. Browsers of Europe « Limulus Says:

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