Msg#: 3910431 posted 1:27 pm on May 10, 2009 (gmt 0)
IE market share keeps slipping To drop below 50 per cent in 2011
MICROSOFT'S WEB BROWSER market share continued to slide last month, despite the Vole's release of its latest incarnation of Internet Explorer in IE8.
Net Applications reported that IE had 66.1 per cent market share in April, down significantly from prior years when it dominated the web browser marketplace.
IE's losses are mostly to Firefox, which had 22.5 per cent market share. Apple's Safari had 8.2 per cent of the market and Google's Chrome trailed with 1.4 per cent. Opera and other browsers together apparently made up the remaining 0.8 per cent.
Firefox is projected to reach 25 per cent market share by the end of November, according to NetApp. It added that if the current rate of IE's decline in market share continues, it will fall below 50 per cent market share within about two years.