Firefox increases UK market share

Firefox is now the browser of choice for 12% of Britons, up from 1% in 2004. The figures, released by internet research company Nielsen//NetRatings, also reveal that Britons who use Firefox as their main browser spend 28% more time online, viewing 41% more pages than the average Internet Explorer user.

It’s good to see that people are open to using alternative browsers, but Firefox evangelism can be tiring. Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera: they’re all perfectly adequate, but they’re all susceptible to security exploits and crashes, and now that IE has finally added tabbed browsing, the core features are very similar. I’d like to see some real innovation in the browser market in the coming year!


Microsoft have announced that IE7 reached 100 million installations on 8th January 2007.

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