Firefox becomes most-used browser in Europe

Firefox was the most-used browser in Europe in December, edging out Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the first time, according to new data released by the Web analytics service StatCounter on Tuesday.

The open-source Web browser held a 38.11 percent market share in Europe, while IE had a 37.52 percent share, according to StatCounter. The company compiles its statistics from its tracking code, which it says is used on more than 3 million websites worldwide that receive about 15 billion hits monthly.

Firefox may have secured the top position due to the strong gains made by Google’s Chrome browser in Europe, according to StatCounter. Chrome had a 14.58 percent market share in December, up from 5.06 percent for the same month a year earlier.

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