Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Do You Have a Favourite Browser?

The browser market is changing. Internet Explorer once had 9 out of every 10 users but now has less than 6 out of 10 and slipping. Firefox remains solid but stable and Chrome is growing. Wad it all those posters and the ad campaign by Google?.
According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer now has 59.95%, Firefox 24.59%, Chrome 6.73%, Safari 4.72% and Opera 2.37%.

Microsoft's IE8 is gets as many users being used by more than one in four users or the same as all the various Firefox versions added together. However you would expect IE8 to be converting IE7 and IE6 users but its this that are sliding and IE8 remains static so they are presumably moving elsewhere. The surprising fact is that IE6's share is greater than IE7's.

What is clear is that there are now multiple browsers and they all do a similar function but differently. To read more from arstechnica

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