Internet Explorer 10 surpasses IE9 in market share, IE8 still in the lead
According to new data from Net Applications for the month of June 2013, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 browser has surpassed Internet Explorer 9 in market share. However, Internet Explorer 8 still remains as the most widely used Internet Explorer version.
According to the data, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8.0 currently holds a 22.67% market share, while Internet Explorer 10 holds a 13.52% share. Internet Explorer 9 is down to 11.71% share while Internet Explorer 6 is down to 6.13% share. Google’s Chrome 27 comes in second place, right behind IE8 and right above IE10. Mozilla’s Firefox rounds out the top three browser brands and is right below IE10 in terms of market share.
Microsoft has been touting Internet Explorer 10 as the browser that was designed with security in mind as well as the browser perfect for touch. Microsoft also touts Internet Explorer 10’s ability to block over 99% of malware and has less vulnerabilities compared to rival browsers on the Windows operating system.
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