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[News] Internet Explorer slips below two thirds in market share; Firefox reaches 22.5%


According to the Net Applications report for April, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fell 0.72% from 66.82% to 66.1%, passing the 2/3 mark in market share. Meanwhile, Firefox gained 0.43%, Safari lost 0.02% (slight decreases are relatively common in Safari’s market share), and Google Chrome gained 0.19%.

Two thirds of the web browser market share may seem like a lot, but this means much more than it appears. After the first browser war, which ended in the late 1990s, Internet Explorer had over 90% of the market share. Netscape was down to only a fraction. What browser you used became a very rare question.

To come from the web browser almost everyone used to one now used by less than two thirds of the population is big.

In addition, Internet Explorer 8 was just released in March, something that should have bumped up IE’s overall share. Will Microsoft be able to get back market share, or will the browsers made by Mozilla, Google, and Apple continue to gain popularity? We’ll see.

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