Microsoft’s Browser Slipping Market Share

IE has been losing market share for a long time but in the last three months it’s dropped nearly a percentage point a month. IE has dropped from %69.77 in November to %67.55 in January. Firefox grew from %20.78 to %21.53 in the same time. Safari and Chrome have also enjoyed good growth in the past few months. It looks like consumers are finally get wise to Microsoft and realizing their is an alternative either in browser or OS all together.

Month Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Chrome Opera Netscape Other
March, 2008 74.80% 17.83% 5.82% 0.00% 0.69% 0.55% 0.31%
April, 2008 74.83% 17.76% 5.81% 0.00% 0.69% 0.56% 0.35%
May, 2008 73.75% 18.41% 6.25% 0.00% 0.71% 0.62% 0.26%
June, 2008 73.01% 19.03% 6.31% 0.00% 0.73% 0.67% 0.25%
July, 2008 73.02% 19.22% 6.14% 0.00% 0.69% 0.69% 0.24%
August, 2008 72.15% 19.73% 6.37% 0.00% 0.74% 0.72% 0.29%
September, 2008 71.52% 19.46% 6.65% 0.78% 0.69% 0.63% 0.27%
October, 2008 71.27% 19.97% 6.57% 0.74% 0.75% 0.45% 0.25%
November, 2008 69.77% 20.78% 7.13% 0.83% 0.71% 0.53% 0.25%
December, 2008 68.15% 21.34% 7.93% 1.04% 0.71% 0.57% 0.26%
January, 2009 67.55% 21.53% 8.29% 1.12% 0.70% 0.57% 0.24%

Table and Source: Market Share

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