Some new data about the current market share of different Internet browsers has emerged. According to the data, collected by NetMarketShare, the use of Internet Explorer is on the rise. As of now, usage of Internet Explorer is dwarfing that of Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome with a difference of more than 30 percent of the market share. Other browsers, including Safari and Opera, are even further behind, struggling to achieve ten percent of the market share.

Windows is still dominating the desktop scene

Windows is still dominating the desktop scene

At least part of this can be attributed to the sales of devices running on Windows 8 and Windows RT, since the latest version of Internet Explorer comes bundled with them. As of April 2013, Internet Explorer has 55.81 percent of the market share, with Firefox being a distant second with 20.30 percent. Chrome is third with 16.35 percent. Safari has 5.38 percent, Opera has 1.73 percent, and other browsers are even further back with 0.42 percent of the market share.

Windows' dominance is evident by looking at the market share of different operating systems. Windows, as usual, takes up most of the chart with 91.78 percent of the market share. Second is Mac with 7.01 percent, and Linux is a distant third with 1.21 percent. Windows comes bundled with Internet Explorer, Mac with Safari and Linux with Firefox.

Most of Windows' market share is attributed to Windows 7, which has a 44.72 percent of market share. Windos XP is a close second with 38.31 percent of the share, and the rest of the pie is made of other operating systems, including Windows 8.

Publish date: May 2, 2013 9:14 am| Modified date: December 19, 2013 11:19 am

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