April, 2010 – Internet Explorer Market Share Goes Below 60%

By | May 3, 2010

April, 2010 - Internet Explorer Market Share Goes Below 60%It’s time to find out, how ballot screen affected web browsers growth and/or decline. Lets begin.

After continuous Internet Explorer downtrend, Microsoft web browser has finally felt below 60% market share mark, from 60.65% to 59.95% (0.7 point decrease).

Firefox is slowly trying to reach 25% market share mark, this time its share increased by 0.07 point, from 24.52% to 24.59%.

Just like any other month, Google Chrome continues its uptrend, moving up from 6.13% to 6.73% (0.6 point increase).

Safari has also increased its market share this time, going up from 4.65% to 4.72% (0.07 point increase).

This time Opera has lost 0.07 point of its market share and went down from 2.37% to 2.30%.

After a nice jump up in March, Opera Mini still managed to continue its market share growth, with an extra 0.01 point, moving up from 0.78% to 0.79%.

Here is a market share graph, as from HitsLink:

April, 2010 - Internet Explorer Market Share Goes Below 60%


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Tiago Sá says:

    Statcounter’s results are different from these: http://gs.statcounter.com/

    Firefox is increasing much faster and has a larger market share. They also have a very neat selector for countries and stuff, which is great.

  2. Sama34 says:

    I think the point is that IE is going down, i would not be happy until IE decline to 50% or less

    (And Opera is better that Chrome, too.)

  3. RamaSubbu SK says:

    Will the hackers now start hacking Firefox ?

    • oldlaptop says:

      They already have, if I remember rightly, but Mozilla patches it so fast that the jerks have a hard time getting traction.

  4. Eric says:

    Anyone who has not tried Opera since version 10.5 should do so, I will never use any other! It can do what IE, Firefox and Chrome can do but safer, faster. It is just more modern and overall an awesome browser. Keep up the good work Opera.

    • Dels says:

      except when it crash :D

      don’t get wrong i use opera as my main browser too… since it have built-in mail, rss & chat client which helped me a lot since the past and present

      • Eric says:

        I never really get crashes but I do find some issues with flash when I am on farmville =) not sure how to go about fixing that, any idea?

    • Ichann says:

      My new favorite is Maxton 3 beta. Why? It now uses webkit as of default. Clean elegant try it.

      10.53 lags sometimes for me.

      10.50 has been a downwards spiral.

      Yes, yes. Clean install
      yes. I must be an idiot or a fanboy as I presume it works perfectly on your system. My installer is corrupted you say? I do not know how to use the inter webs too? Ohh noes.

      • nvm says:

        Maxthon 3 is a pale Chrome clone. The company also consists of a bunch of douchebags.

        Opera 10.5x has worked fine for me, but I’m still sticking with Chrome.

        • Ichann says:

          Well it used to be a Ie clone. Myie.

          Even if its a chrome clone, it will be a better than google (at least when it gets some more features)

          So you calling those people douches. Have you met them by any chance? Have you even given their browser a go?

          • nvm says:

            Maxthon will not be better than Chrome, because all it does is to mimic it. It’s a pale Chrome clone. And in case you didn’t notice, Chrome 5.0 beta is out, and better than ever.

            The Maxthon guys are a bunch of douchebags:


  5. Crackerflack says:

    StatCounter and Hitslink can’t even agree on the stats. LOL.

  6. nooksurfer says:

    I’m not surprised as I too have made the switch from IE to Chrome. Although I have to say that majority of the the companies out there still uses IE as their internal browsers.