Internet Explorer 9 is gaining more ground on the Windows 7 platform, the latest data coming from Net Applications shows.
At the end of February, Internet Explorer 9’s market share on Windows 7 was over 30 percent worldwide, the latest measurements show.
Moreover, the browser enjoys increased market share in the United States where it stands at over 40 percent on this Windows platform.
The browser has been constantly growing on Windows 7 for the past several months, and it appears that it is determined to remain on top.
“In line with recent months, we’re pleased to report that IE9 growth on Windows 7 continues, passing 30% worldwide as of the end of February,” Roger Capriotti, director, Internet Explorer Marketing, Microsoft, explains.
“The data is particularly encouraging for users and developers in the US where IE9 is over 40% usage share at the end February.”
Those who would like to learn some more info on this total market share browsers benefit from should head over to Net Applications’ website
for that. Info on their methodology is available there as well (recently, they released some details on the impact of pre-rendering on usage share).
One thing that is certain is that both users and developers rely on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 browser.
“This is great news for consumers and developers alike who benefit from the richer web experiences and standards support in IE9 – experiences and support that will continue to get better and better as we introduce IE10
,” Capriotti continues.
The new Windows 8 Consumer Preview that Microsoft made available for download yesterday came with a new flavor of Internet Explorer 10 inside
, namely Platform Preview 5. IE10 is available for download for other versions of Windows as well.
“As Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer engineering, highlighted yesterday, we reimagined the browser with IE10. It’s built from the ground up to be the best way to experience the Web on Windows, thanks to new features like the edge-to-edge UI and crazy fast performance,” Capriotti notes.
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