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Internet Explorer Global Market Share Dips Below 60 Percent


Posted on May 4th, by raymond padilla in Geek Stuff. 7 comments

Worldwide Browser Market Share April 2010 Internet Explorer Global Market Share Dips Below 60 Percent

Remember when Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was the dominant web browser with over 90 percent of the market? It’s crazy that upstarts like Apple’s Safari, Mozilla’s Firefox, and Google’s Chrome have been growing so rapidly that IE’s global market share dipped below 60 percent in April 2010. Here are some more facts and figures from Ars Technica:

Between March and April, Internet Explorer dropped a significant 0.70 percentage points (from 60.65 percent to 59.95 percent) and Firefox increased 0.07 percentage points (from 24.52 percent to 24.59 percent). Chrome jumped a sizeable 0.60 percentage points (from 6.13 percent to 6.73 percent), Safari gained 0.07 percentage points (from 4.65 percent to 4.72 percent), and Opera dipped 0.07 percentage points (from 2.37 percent to 2.30 percent).

I am totally loving Google Chrome. Its speed and features have made it my primary browser. Firefox is my secondary, but I don’t use it nearly as often. As for IE, I only use it to see if certain web pages are rendering properly across all browsers.

What web browsers are you currently using? Has your usage changed in the last few months?

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  • SlickyFats

    I tried Chrome but didn't feel like learning where everything was at.

    I use Firefox about 95% of the time.

    I use IE 6 because some of my online classes/websites (Blackboard & MyMathLab) don't recognize Firefox or anything newer than IE6.

    I installed the newest IE once and it sucked so I uninstalled it within 10 minutes.

  • Big Blak

    FIREFOX!!!

  • http://www.gamerswishlist.com Shockwave562

    For the most part I use Safari on my Mac and iProducts. Safari doesn't work as well on the PC at work though so that's primarily when I use Chrome, which i like. For most work-related online stuff I stick to IE primarily. It's a pain but you can't totally get rid of it.

  • http://www.gamerswishlist.com Shockwave562

    I would be interested in a Chrome browser app for my iPhone/iPad. the alternate browsers in the app store are pretty weak for the most part. Safari is pretty good but I had to download a separate app just to search in page which I am notorious for, especially when I google things.

  • Iceman

    Safari at home and IE at work… but I don't have much of a choice at work. I'm pretty much chained to the damned thing at the office.

    -M

  • smartguy

    @ slicky

    We just upgraded to the new Blackboard and it prefers FireFox. Wild huh?

  • SlickyFats

    @Smartguy

    I don't know what version we use. It just doesn't like Firefox very much. It also hates that I hate Java and refuse to install it.