Internet Explorer soars while Firefox gets a kick in the goolies

Internet Explorer soars while Firefox gets a kick in the goolies

Microsoft continues to revive the fortunes of its once-ailing Internet Explorer (IE), with new figures from NetMarketShare reporting that the browser has  increased its share of the browser market in by 0.42 per cent in July to bag a total share of 60.74 per cent.

Firefox hit reverse gear

Some of those gains seem to be at the expense of Firefox, who saw their market share slump 0.9 per cent to keep them in second place with 22.91% of the market.

Google’s Chrome browser slipped a little too, losing 0.08 per cent of its market share, leaving them with a 7.16 per cent slice of the market.

In fourth place was Safari, registering a 0.24 per cent nudge upwards to grab a 5.09 per cent share, while fifth-placed Opera saw a slight boost in their fortunes to  take their share to 2.45 per cent.

Internet Explorer soars while Firefox gets a kick in the goolies

IE on the rise again

Although Internet Explorer has steadily lost market share over the last few years – its days of near-total dominance are long gone – it still remains the most popular browser in the world by a considerable margin.

Internet Explorer soars while Firefox gets a kick in the goolies

Overall market trends see Internet Explorer’s share continuing to rise – no doubt boosted by the imminent release of IE9 –  with Chrome continuing to be a hot potato in town, with a fast growing  user base.

For Firefox it’s a different story, however – the browser peaked in April at 24.59 per cent and it’s been a slow slide downhill all the way since. A bit like Luton Town FC, but not as bad.

[NetMarketShare]

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