ReadWriteWeb: Firefox Ousts Internet Explorer as Number 1 Browser in Europe

Chrome is still in third place in Europe, but it has grown substantially over the past year: up from 5.06% in December 2009 to 14.58% in December 2010. “We are probably seeing the impact of the agreement between European Commission competition authorities and Microsoft, to offer EU users a choice and menu of browsers from March last,” says Cullen. As part of its anti-trust settlement with the EU, Microsoft has implemented a “browser ballot” as part of Windows set-up that gives users a choice of browsers rather than preferential treatment for IE.

Good news. I’m surprised Safari isn’t doing better. Opera and Safari are pretty much drawing in Europe.

(via LKM)

(Reblogged from lkm)