Slashdot It! Firefox cannot be stopped: close to 25% of the European use rate. The use rate in Europe still remains lower than Oceania's since November 2006.
|Firefox' use rate in Europe has gained nearly 5 points since April 2006.
From 19.4% in the week of April 8 to 14, 2006, Firefox' use rate in Europe increased to 24.1% in the week of March 5 to 11, 2007:
|Two European countries exceed 40%: Slovenia (44.5%) and Finland (41.3%). Croatia, Germany and Slovakia exceed 35%.
Globally, for all of the European countries within XiTi’s study, the use rate for Firefox increased from 23.2% to 24.1% between the week of November 20 to 26, 2006 (see our prior study) and the week of March 5 to 11, 2007. The Czech Republic achieved the greatest increase in points: from 26.7% to 31.5% (i.e. +4.8 points for Firefox’ use rate), and as a percentage: +18%. Among the 30 European countries studied below, the rate of five decreased in relation to November 2006: Hungary (–3.9 points), Denmark (-1.7 points), Estonia (-1 point), Holland (-0.7 point) and Italy (-0.5 point).
Slovenia still leads the European countries with its use rate rising significantly: 44.5% for the week of March 5 to 11, 2007, i.e. +4 points versus the week of November 20 to 26, 2006. Finland maintains its second place (+2 points) and Croatia comes in third with a rate of 36.5% (+3.7 points), followed by Germany and Slovakia.
The use rate for Firefox in France (22.3%) still remains lower than that for Europe, but is experiencing a strong increase: +8% versus +4%. Even greater growth in Spain: the use rate increased by 2 points from 13.7% to 15.7%.
|Oceania continues to lead over Europe in its Firefox use rate.
With the greatest increase in points (+1.4 points), Firefox in Oceania achieved a use rate of 24.8% for the week of March 5 to 11, 2007 and passes in front of Europe with 24.1%. Firefox gained ground on the other continents (North America, Africa and South America), except in Asia, where its rate remains stable and thus joins up with South America.
|Like Europe, the Firefox use rate from one country to another on a single continent may vary significantly. For example, in Africa (rate of 13.1% for the week of March 5 to 11, 2007), Firefox is used twice more often in Tunisia than in Morocco and Algeria:
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