It seems that Microsoft’s [MSFT] Internet Explorer browser which used to be the most popular browser is loosing favor with web users, as its usage has dropped to below 60 percent of total browser’s used.
Back in 1999 Microsoft’s Explorer browser moved ahead of Netscape to grab around 60 percent of the browser market, and now according to analysts it makes up around 59.5 of web browser usage.
Mozilla’s open source Firefox has become a really popular browser with around 25 percent of web browsing done on Firefox. Google’s Chrome browser is also gaining with around 6.7 percent and Apple’s Safari is about 4.72 percent whilst Opera makes up for around 2.3 percent.
Although Microsoft still holds around 60 percent of the browser market, we can expect this to decline further over the next few years unless they come up with a new version that can rival Firefox, Chrome and the other browsers available.
via The Inquirer