As many as 55 Million users abandoned Internet Explorer in December


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Last Friday, Microsoft published its year-end Internet Explorer statistics based on Net Applications usage tallies, and concluded that Internet Explorer 9 would have claim a 25 percent share of the Windows 7 browser market. This trend was illustrated by IE8 users upgrading to the new browser.

However, the final statistics from StatCounter and NetApplications for the month of December show that not all IE8 users are upgrading, and Internet Explorer (all versions) continues to drop as Google’s Chrome browser continues to rise in large jumps across the world.

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January 3, 2012

Statistics: Firefox 3.5 surpassed IE7 in global usage share last week

Statistics: Firefox 3.5 surpassed IE7 in global usage share last week

By Scott M. Fulton, III, Betanews

Firefox 3.5 top story badgeAt some time during the middle of last week — quite possibly, on the very day that Microsoft announced its settlement with the European Commission — Web analytics firm StatCounter registered more Web site hits coming from Web browsers announcing themselves as Mozilla Firefox 3.5 than from either Internet Explorer 7.0 or IE8.

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December 21, 2009