Der Spiegel Online has a chart showing that use of the Firefox Browser has now pulled ahead of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) in Germany, 45.6% to 44.4%. While these numbers are close and the margin of error is probably bigger than the difference, I don’t think the significance of the crash of IE share is lost on anyone.
Also note the rise is use of “other” (“andere”) browsers, most likely Safari and smart phone-based browsers. So IE has been successfully displaced in Germany by a multi-flank attack, which is often the best way to compete against an opponent with dominant market share. Well funded dominant players can usually always take on a single attacker, but it is much harder when opponents are hitting on many sides in many creative ways.