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Firefox, Chrome gain more market share from IE

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Sep 2009 20:58 User comments (5)

Firefox, Chrome gain more market share from IE According to the latest data from NetApplications, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have once again gained market share from Internet Explorer, a continuing trend for Firefox since 2003, when IE had over 95 percent market share.
IE is currently at 66.97 percent market share, its lowest ever, while Firefox jumped to 22.98 percent. In third place remained Apple Safari, which remained neutral at 4.07 percent. Chrome moved to over 2.84 percent, the biggest gainer in terms of percentage move. Opera, which recently upgraded to version 10 remained unchanged at 2 percent as well.

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5 user comments

17.9.2009 3:38

I guess more and more users are becoming aware of the fact they actually have a choice in browser and start looking for something better than IE.

I wonder what % IE would have if:
- it didn't came preinstalled with every Windows
- companies would finally allow the use of other browsers (at my company, the use of Firefox is forbidden for 'security' reasons: a third-party security app only works with IE)

27.9.2009 13:59

What really matters to me, as a web developer, is the reduction in IE6 usage since it's the oldest browser, as well as being extremely non-compliant, and it's still in wide use.

Because IE8 is included with Windows 7 I am glad that it's getting positive reviews with users switching from Windows XP to Windows 7.

While a majority of IE6 users are "locked down" due to a work environment policy it's slowly being chipped away. According to NetApplications IE6 dropped from 27.21% last month to 25.25% this month.

Peace

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Sep 2009 @ 14:00

38.9.2009 3:23

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
What really matters to me, as a web developer, is the reduction in IE6 usage since it's the oldest browser, as well as being extremely non-compliant, and it's still in wide use.

Because IE8 is included with Windows 7 I am glad that it's getting positive reviews with users switching from Windows XP to Windows 7.

While a majority of IE6 users are "locked down" due to a work environment policy it's slowly being chipped away. According to NetApplications IE6 dropped from 27.21% last month to 25.25% this month.

Peace
Tell me about it. That's exactly what we're stuck with at work: IE6 ... such an outdated and non-compliant browser yet after repeated requests from both me and many coworkers, our IT deparment seems unwilling to switch to a newer version of the browser, let alone to another browser like Firefox.

The only reason seems to be that they use a 3rd party security software (to prevent accessing harmful sites or sites unfit for work) and that only seems to work with IE6.

Still, I think it's laughable that I'm stuck with such a browser at work yet at home I have a much more performant one.

48.9.2009 6:24

The sad fact is that i feel that although gains may be made on Internet Explorer it will never be over taken by chrome or Firefox or any other browser because most average users stay with what they have and do not bother changing.

517.11.2009 6:15
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