Despite its strides in the U.S., Firefox's global presence is less impressive. Firefox's worldwide usage share is 12.93%, only 1.7% higher than in January and up 4.24% from April 2005. That's not to say users outside the U.S. are snubbing the browser; Germany, for instance, has a massive 39.02% usage share for Firefox, and 24.23% of users in Australia tap the browser.
Firefox's increase in popularity comes as Microsoft attempts to promote Beta releases of Internet Explorer 7.0, which have been freely available from Microsoft's website since April and even come with free phone support for U.S. users. Thanks to TG Daily for the link.