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Windows 7: IE Market Share Drops Below 50 Percent


07 Oct 2010   #1

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IE Market Share Drops Below 50 Percent

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser fell below 50 percent worldwide market share for the first time last month, according to data from StatCounter.

IE captured 49.87 percent of the worldwide market last month, followed by Mozilla's Firefox with 31.5 percent, and Google's Chrome with 11.54 percent, StatCounter said.
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07 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Hitslink still report ~59.65%. I'd trust that one, no offense
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07 Oct 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Hitslink still report ~59.65%. I'd trust that one, no offense
Agreed, we just saw alot more reliable numbers than that the past week. I havent ever seen numbers putting IE and Firefox that close anywhere else.
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07 Oct 2010   #4

Win 7 X32
 
 

i will believe that ie has less than a 50% market share because of all the currently available browsers out there.
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07 Oct 2010   #5

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

I don't see IE dropping below 50% in the near future. Many people use whatever browser came with the OS (most often IE) and don't bother to download a different browser.
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07 Oct 2010   #6
JMH

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IE vs. Chrome vs. Firefox – Browser Market Share Insight

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No, Internet Explorer did not lose 10% market share in just a few days. Since the start of October reports have placed IE at either just under 60% (Net Applications) of the browser market, or lower than 50% (StatCounter).

They both can’t be right, can they? Well, fact is that no, and the difference can be easily explained by the methodologies applied by the two Internet metrics firms.

"The company's research arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that Microsoft IE fell to 49.87% in September followed by Firefox with 31.5%. Google's Chrome continues to increase market share at an impressive rate and has more than tripled from 3.69% in September 2009 to 11.54% in September this year,” StatCounter noted yesterday.

Earlier this month, Net Applications published its own statistics, revealing that IE was at 59.65%, with Firefox following with 22.96% and Chrome at 7.98%.

“IE8 continued its growth this month, making our browser usage share growth 0.57% for our current offerings (IE8 and IE9) in September,” said Ryan Gavin, Senior Director, Internet Explorer Business and Marketing.

“We are pleased to report that customers are choosing more modern browsers, as evident by the continued decline of IE6 and IE7 usage (drops of 0.63% and 0.50% respectively in September according to Net Applications). This is goodness for the industry as a whole.”
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IE vs. Chrome vs. Firefox – Browser Market Share Insight - Softpedia
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07 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do people use their browser based on the percentage of other people who use it as well? I mean, I'm no more or less inclined to use Google Chrome if it's market share is 5% or 45%.
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07 Oct 2010   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Do people use their browser based on the percentage of other people who use it as well? I mean, I'm no more or less inclined to use Google Chrome if it's market share is 5% or 45%.
Tis called "Untangling Numbers from the Media" or "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics."
Yet many fall for the "propaganda''
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