Internet Explorer’s Comeback: Firefox biggest loser

Browsers, we can’t live without them! Well, we could, but then we wouldn’t be able to access the internet. Chances are, you’re viewing this article through a browser, whether it’s on your computer, your mobile phone or even your Nintendo Wii.

Ben Parr on Mashable has the browser statistics, telling us how much of the market is using each browser. Despite getting 17 out of 100 on Blippr (which is a plugin on the Mashable article), Internet Explorer has increased its share of the market by 0.42% giving them 60.74% overall. Firefox lost 0.9% of the market whilst Google Chrome went down 0.08%. Safari gained 0.24%.

Most people who aren’t tech savvy just use Internet Explorer because they don’t know any better. Internet Explorer lacks the speed of Chrome and the customisability of Firefox. It’s also the most vulnerable due to it being the most used browser. Most people use it simply because it comes built into their Windows machine, and if they have slow browsing they’ll just blame it on their connection. I feel sorry for those who for whatever reason are still using IE6!

However it’s not all doom and gloom. Microsoft has announced Internet Explorer 9 which uses Direct X 10 to make better use of the hardware. This should hopefully mean that IE9 will be at the very least a decent competitor to Firefox and Chrome, and possibly even better. And as any businessman will tell you, competition brings better quality for the customers.

What do you think about the browser war? Which browser do you use? Let us know in the comments.

  • sdfw

    pffff…..I use Opera.

    • http://www.facebook.com/PyroTails Jonathan Cordes

      Why do you use Opera? Why not Firefox or Chrome? (just wondering :)