Google Chrome used by 10 Percent Internet Users
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The web browser achieved a steady rise in 2010, Internet Explorer share falls
CNET has reported that Google’s Chrome web browser is now used by one out of every ten Internet users on the planet. According to statistics from Net Applications, Chrome rose from 9.3 percent to 10 percent in the last month. The first spot is still held by Internet Explorer, which has the benefit of being the default browser pre-installed in most Windows Operating Systems, which in turn dominates 90 percent of the OSes that run on computers in the world today.
But its market share has been falling, with users moving to either Chrome or Apple’s Safari (which rose from 5.6 to 5.9 percent) particularly of Internet Explorer 6, which fell from 13.7 to 13.1 percent in December. The average-performing IE7 also saw a drastic drop from 9.5 to 8.8 percent. Microsoft breathed new life into IE with their Internet Explorer 9 beta, which has seen a fair adoption increase from 0.4 percent in November to 0.5 percent in December.
Mozilla Firefox stayed the same at 22.8percent market-share. In that sense, Chrome has scaled up pretty well for a browser that’s just a little over two years old.