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I think it's fair to say Firefox is the world's most popular browser in that "popular" means "having personal appeal." More people use IE, but more people are appealed by Fx.

In another region of the world, Opera is approaching 50% (that includes Russia, which is *not* in the graph above since Gemius does *not* track it), or is, in fact, over 50% already.

http://my.opera.com/dstorey/blog/2009/03/16/a-look-at-desktop-market-share-cis-edition

Statistics are awesome, aren't they?

It's interesting that StatCounter shows a significant drop in Opera market share in October for all countries (I checked BY, RU, UA, didn't bother checking further). This is combined with a market share "increase" for both Firefox and Internet Explorer - so it is more likely that the number of users for Firefox and IE stayed the same while Opera numbers dropped. This can only be due to methodical changes, I wonder what StatCounter did in October. Were they miscounting non-human hits as Opera users before?

Opera rocks, but FFox increase its users.

Opera rocks, but FFox increase its users.

Tomorrow (Sun 22nd Nov), Firefox 3.5 is on track to be the most popular browser in the world according to Statcounter http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser_version-ww-daily-20091022-20091120. That would be an incredible achievement.

Firefox 3.5 is now the most popular browser in the world according to Statcounter - see http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser_version-ww-daily-20091024-20091122. What an amazing accomplishment.

@Wladimir Palant, probably Opera Turbo confusing them?

@Ted, Opera's user numbers are increasing too.

@Chris, too bad that StatCounter's methods are questionable at best :(

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