07 February 2006

The Horror! The Horror!

Can any fellow-countrymen (or anyone, for that matter) explain to me why the UK now sits wallowing at the bottom of the Firefox market share table? Only 11% of us Brits use Firefox, compared to 38% of the enlightened Finn nation, and against a Europe-wide average of 20%. Even the North Americans use it more than we do.

Why is this?


Anonymous said...

Because the majority of the UK's computers are in workplaces, therefore the companies are too scared to install firefox on their systems.

Glyn Moody said...

But is the UK so different from Finland or Germany or France in this? I wonder whether it has something to do with the fact that Microsoft is deeper-rooted here in the UK, because it was easier to start with an Anglophone market before moving on to the rest of Europe.