Much like the market share of different operating systems, the new stats for various web browsers is out too. According to market researcher, Net Applications, Internet Explorer continues what seems to be an unrivaled dominance in the browser war.
Do people still use IE? I really don't get it.. :v
The data is not as rosy as it seems. That market share is broken up between IE 8.0, IE 9.0, IE10, and IE11, with a majority being IE 8.0. That is actually BAD news, because it means a majority of those IE users are probably still using Windows XP (which peaks out at IE 9.0 if memory serves; IE 10+ only work on Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1). It would be more interesting to see regional data and data that also includes what OS is being used.
It is irrelevant anyway. IE comes pre-installed on all copies of Windows and alot of casual PC users still do not even know that alternative browsers exist. Of the ones who do know, most either don't know there is any benefit to them, and/or just can't be bothered to download a different one. IE shouldn't even be considered in the rankings.
Precisely, and furthermore if you take a look back at percentage shares over the years you will see this is a still a slow and steady decline.
I thought Chrome is the most popular browser...
Shame to see Firefox still declining. It's been so much better as of late unlike Chrome which has become so bloaty and unstable.
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