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Internet Explorer Gains Market Share

Category: Internet
Posted: 02:16PM

Internet Explorer was once the only viable option when it came to browsing the internet. Since then many browsers have come and gone, but some have taken a large bite out of the IE market share. Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera have been steadily stealing IE users for years, but IE has gained some users back in the last few months. Internet Explorer is still the most used browser worldwide, up to 60.74% from 60.32% last month, with Internet Explorer 8 the most popular. Firefox is the closest competitor with 22.91%, with Chrome rounding out the top 3 at 7.16%. I always find these studies surprising, as nearly everyone I know uses Firefox or Chrome.

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slick2500 on August 1, 2010 05:59PM
But you have to remember that most people dont really care about downloading a different browser and use what comes with their system, only the enthusiasts use anything other than that.
Locutus on August 1, 2010 07:01PM
Enthusiasts and sysadmins.
TheHippi on August 1, 2010 08:58PM
It could just be sampling error, depending on how big the survey was.
CheeseMan42 on August 1, 2010 09:35PM
It is worth noting that I'm basing my comments off of the people I went to school with. I was in the engineering department, so they were much more experience computer users.
slick2500 on August 2, 2010 01:09AM
Exactly the average joe computer user will use what comes with their system, like the people that use their computers for looking things up and e-mail.
Hienrich Jager on August 2, 2010 04:23AM
That, and all the businesses I have ever heard of only allow their workers to use IE at work. :/
CheeseMan42 on August 2, 2010 09:56AM
I've only worked at engineering companies, but both have had Firefox and one allowed me to install Chrome.

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