The figures show that Finland, is now the leading Firefox user with 45.1% share, while Firefox had a greater than 40% share in Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. Germany led the Western European countries with 34.2% Firefox share, while France was below average with 25.8% Firefox usage and the UK was near the bottom of the list with 17.2% in December.
Figures of all browser usage across Europe shows that Internet Explorer had 66.1% share in December 2007, compared to 28% Firefox, 3.3% Opera and 2% Safari.
Another significant statistic is the high conversion rate of Firefox users to the latest version compared to Internet Explorer users. Firefox 2 was used by 93% of users compared while only 46% of Internet Explorer users used IE7.
Firefox is also making ground in both North and South America. According to the report, 21% of users in North America now use Firefox, while 20.2% use Firefox in South America.
While Internet Explorer continues to hold the dominant share on all continents the XitiMonitor figures show that Firefox made gains on all continents in December 2007.
The original XitiMonitor report in French can be found here. An English translation of the site can be obtained by visiting here.
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