Internet Explorer 8 continues to gain more users, as Microsoft’s desktop browser maintains its top spot
The month of September is over, and as always, the ever so reliable folks from Net Applications have revealed how different desktop browsers fared last month. According to the stats, Internet Explorer 8 has continued to field more users, whereas other browsers have shown interesting changes.
First off, Internet Explorer has maintained the top spot in the browser space. Internet Explorer 8, the default browser in Windows 7 (which as of this month has over 52% OS market share) now has 22.25 percent share (up from 21.4% from a month earlier). In case you missed it, the Windows 8.x operating system has shown a slight drop in the latest estimation, as a result of which Internet Explorer 11 too has registered a slid. The browser now has 17.13% market share, down from 17.54% from a month earlier.
The recently released Firefox 32 has begun to show some positive adoption rate. The browser by Mozilla now has 5.9% users, compared to 10.51% of Firefox 31 as of August 2014. Google’s Chrome 37 now has 10.06% market share, compared to the 11.05% Chrome 36 users as of last month. Internet Explorer 10 has again lost a few users, sliding from 6.18 percent to 5.58%. Other browsers including MxNitro, Opera, and Safari now have over 25.78% share.
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