February, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Safari Loses; Firefox, Chrome, Opera Gains

By | March 2, 2009 | 6 Comments


As the new month begins, Net Applications has yet again updated their stats on web browsers market share. Let’s see what had happened in the February, 2009

Internet Explorer has slowed down its market share decrease and fell only by 0.04%, from 67.55% to 67.51%

Firefox continues to climb up and increased its market share by 0.2%, from 21.53% to 21.73%

After Safari’s continuous market share growth last few months, on February it lost 0.29% of it and fell from 8.29% to 8.00%

Chrome and Opera slightly increased their market share. Google’s browser market share has shown a 0.03% increase (from 1.12% to 1.15%) and Opera’s by 0.01% (from 0.70% to 0.71%).

Opera Mini also managed to increase its market share by 0.01%, from 0.06% to 0.07%

And although Netscape is no longer a supported web browser, February was really good for them, 0.09% increase is quite good for a dead browser.

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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.

  • http://www.noamdesign.com rick

    why does anybody still use IE when it is just so terrible compared to the Competition (Firefox)?

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

    Lack of PC skills I guess. Also, most of the time, IE works with all the web sites.

  • mihmanz

    I’d better ask why does anybody still use Firefox with its homebrew extentions of amateur quality when there’s Safari and Chrome (simple as Firefox without extentions, but much better in any way), magnificent Opera (with professional features preinstalled). IE8, by the way, is quite good as well (i don’t see why should I prefer Firefox to IE8). Netscape is a mistery for me (what’s the point of using it today?).

  • Daniel

    Please, read what means “percentage”… and check for “percentage point” then.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percent
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percentage_point

  • rdb

    i think often people have to work with the frustrated IE, as i use Opera in home,but IE is only option on my college machines !! When people will grow up ??

  • Dave Roberts

    I have been using Opera for nearly 10 years now. Despite Firefox’s ascent over recent years it is still slower than Opera and merely copying a rich set of features that have been in Opera for ages. Firefox is definitely way ahead of IE in any form but I am so used to my fave browser that Firefox seems like an also ran …

    Please try it!