Safari, Chrome, Firefox steal share from IE, Opera in January

A new year, a new chance for browsers to steal users from each other. 2008 ended with IE and Firefox battling toward a climactic clash at the top, with less than 50 percent difference between them, Safari happily settled down in third place after consistent growth, Chrome quickly made its way into fourth place, leaving poor Opera in the dust. In January, Safari and Chrome were the only browsers to show any positive growth; IE, Firefox, and Opera all dipped.

Between December and January, Internet Explorer dropped by 0.70 percent (from 68.15 percent to 67.55 percent) while Firefox jumped 0.19 percent (from 21.34 percent to 21.53 percent). Safari gained 0.36 percent (from 7.93 percent to 8.29 percent). Chrome pulled further ahead of Opera: Chrome gained 0.08 percent (1.04 percent to 1.12) while Opera fell a minute 0.01 percent (0.71 percent to 0.70 percent).

The market share pie for January 2009, according to Net Applications, looks like this:
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Chris Hansen3565d ago

Microsoft getting gang banged by Apple, Google, and Mozilla.

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frictionini3565d ago

people still use IE? HAHA! Maybe those are some mothers or granddaddies using their children's computer

gumgum993565d ago

can't really blame them. I was an IE user until late last year. They all will realize sooner or later just as I have.

For those who don't, well..

Half-Mafia3565d ago

i used IE to the point FireFox3 was release and i can never going back now. IE has nathing on FF now.


FinalFantasyFanatic3564d ago

To be fair IE doesn't have anything over the most popular browsers. Stopped using IE in 2005.