Firefox 3.5 gets 5 million downloads, 2.4% market share in day 1

It’s been about a day since Firefox 3.5 launch and the results show it was a high success. According to Mozilla’s own Worldwide Real-time Firefox Downloads dashboard, it has been downloaded about 5 million times, with the United Stated accounting for about one fourth of those.

While it may seem a low number compared with Firefox 3’s record setting 8 million downloads on day one, it’s hard to compare because unlike Firefox 3, Firefox 3.5 is also available as an update, so users clicking on Check for Updates… in the Help menu, will get it without counting as a Firefox download. Last year, there was no other way to get Firefox 3 at that time, but downloading  it in full. Continue reading Firefox 3.5 gets 5 million downloads, 2.4% market share in day 1

Firefox breaks 20% market share mark in October

According to web research company, NetApplications, Firefox achieved 20% market share in two different weeks in last October, for the first time since its debut in 2004.

In the end, Firefox averaged 19.97% for the whole month, half a point up from September where Google Chrome’s debut set it a quarter point back from August. Gains for the month came from Internet Explorer; the now defunct, Netscape, and Safari.

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Firefox reached 29% share in Europe

XiTi Monitor has released the latest numbers on browsers utilization in Europe and the rest of the world, announcing it has reached about 29% in March 2008.

Finland, Poland and Slovenia keep leading the pack with 45.9%, 44% and 43.7% respectively. Considering other browsers including Safari and Opera probably have a strong presence in Europe as well, it could also mean that Firefox is used even more than Internet Explorer in those same countries. Continue reading Firefox reached 29% share in Europe

28% of New York Times visitors use Firefox

New York Times building
In a post in the New York Times web site about the 500 million Firefox downloads milestone reached yesterday, the author, Miguel Left, shared that about 28% of NYTimes.com visitors do it with Firefox.

Statistics for popular web sites (ranked 233 by Alexa) are scarce and it’s always good to know Firefox is doing particularly great in well reputed sites with wide audiences.

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Firefox global market share reaches 21.1%

XiTi Monitor has released the latest web browser utilization figures updated to December 2007 based on a sample of 112,000+ sites.

Little change can be observed for Europe except Finland showing the highest market share with 45.4%, surpassing Slovenia which becomes second with 44.6%. In general, Europe saw an increase in Firefox usageof about 0.7% compared to November but just 0.3% compared to the previous high of 27.7% reached last July. Continue reading Firefox global market share reaches 21.1%