Mozilla Firefox 3 overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 for the first time in February in the Internet Browser Wars according to monthly data from StatCounter Global Stats – our new free analysis tool.
Internet Explorer 7 continues to lead globally with 41% market share. However, Firefox 3 is now in second place with 24% replacing IE 6.
“Since its launch less than a year ago, Firefox 3 has attained nearly one quarter of the global market,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO and founder, StatCounter. “IE 7 is consistently holding about 40% of the global market but IE 6 has fallen from 28% in July last to 22% in February this year.”**
The growth in usage of Firefox 3 can be partly attributed to users upgrading to the new version – Firefox 2 market share has fallen from 16% to 3% in the period.
Microsoft’s combined IE 7 and IE 6 market share has fallen from 68% in July last year to 63% now. IE 8 has gained a toehold in the market of just over 1%. Firefox 3 and 2 has grown from 25% in July last to 27% in February 2009.
** Source: Figures based on monthly StatCounter Global Stats analysis.
Well, IE is on the top still.
EI 6 is old now and I think it will die soon.
Wow great tool, I like to see how many users are using, search engines, browsers, and operating systems, i think the most useful is the search engine global stats!
I didn’t even know about opera, that is great thanks alot.
I agree Andrew,
Microsoft has to count with outsiders nows and especially those coming from the Linux world.
Personaly, when I can use an open source product instead a Microsoft product I do it and guess what? It’s often better than the commercial one.
That’s like StatCounter.com 🙂 why do you want to pay another company when they offer a free awesome tool?
Keep up the good work,
Well honestly, the only people still using IE6 are non-techies who don’t know what they’re doing so they keep the default browser. I’m saying this because IE6 is a terrible browser with no support for tabs even.
IE7 is much improved though, kudos to Microsoft for taking notice of Firefox and copying the good ideas 😛
How we can check our blog traffic, if i choose invisable counter option.
Please tell me.
Super. I’m using in my blog.
Ok, gracias por la información.
thanks super stats