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StatCounter: Firefox 4 Has Already Eclipsed Internet Explorer 9

March 23rd, 2011 03:50 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Mozilla has just released Firefox 4, and in less than a day clocked more than twice the downloads Microsoft boasted about after the release of Internet Explorer 9.

Now website analytics company StatCounter says the browser has already taken 1.95 percent of the worldwide Internet browser market.

In contrast, StatCounter adds, Internet Explorer 9 has taken only 0.87 percent of the worldwide browser market a week after its debut.

When all versions of each browser are taken into account, Internet Explorer still leads the global market with 45 percent, followed by Firefox with 30 percent and Chrome with 17 percent. StatCounter recently reported that Firefox overtook IE to become the number one browser in Europe for the first time in December 2010.

In the US, IE (all versions combined) even leads the market with 48 percent, followed by Firefox on 26 percent and Chrome on 14 percent.

StatCounter says its Global Stats numbers are based on aggregate data collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views per month from a network of more than three million websites.

Source: StatCounter: Firefox 4 Has Already Eclipsed Internet Explorer 9

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