Firefox Takes a Bite of Microsoft in Europe

Web browser grows fast, challenges Internet Explorer
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2007 3:18 PM CDT

(Newser) – Mozilla's Firefox is aggressively moving in on Microsoft's territory in the European web browser market. While Redmond's Internet Explorer continues to dominate with a 66.6% share, Firefox has won over 27.8% of the market—up from 21.1% last July and a spike of 3.1% in the last four months alone. 

"Our goal is to promote choice," says a Mozilla exec. "Monopoly leads to lack of innovation." Microsoft denies any concern over Firefox's upward trajectory. "We certainly respect that some customers will choose alternative browsers," said a rep. Meanwhile, the seventh version of Internet Explorer has been plagued with security problems and bugs. (Read more Firefox stories.)

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