According to web analytics firm StatCounter, Firefox 3 has ousted Internet Explorer 7 as the most used web browser use in Europe. Good news, but it’s not exactly as rosy as it sounds:
“The move is partly explained by a small switch from Internet Explorer 7 usage to Internet Explorer 8, but also by growing market share overall by Firefox 3,” Aodhan Cullen, the chief executive of StatCounter, said in a statement.
IE7-to-IE8 switch factor aside, this is great news for the world of free, open-source software and web developers who’ve lived so long in fear of the unfriendly IE cartel. [Reuters via Download Squad]