Firefox, Chrome Still Behind Internet Explorer 8 and 9

Microsoft’s own IE8 remains the top browser on the web

By on April 1st, 2013 06:20 GMT

Internet Explorer is clearly the number one browser in the world, but it’s not the 10th version the one that’s topping the rankings.

A new set of statistics provided by Net Applications for March 2013 shows that Internet Explorer 8.0 managed to protect its leading spot last month, so it reached a market share of 23.23 percent, while its successor, Internet Explorer 9.0, arrived second with 20.62 percent.

Mozilla’s very own challenger in the browser war recorded a share of 13.55 percent, while Chrome 25.0 ended the month with 13.42 percent.

Internet Explorer 6.0 remains shockingly popular, as the aforementioned statistics point to a market share of 6.21 percent for the 11-year-old browser that’s installed by default in Windows XP. IE10, the latest version of Microsoft’s in-house browser, is still far away with only 2.93 percent.

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IE8 remains the top browser on the web
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