Data provided by Net Applications for 2012 confirm that Internet Explorer is the most popular browser in the world, with Microsoft’s in-house app accounting for 54.77 percent of the market at the end of December.Internet Explorer has remained the number one choice for computer users throughout the whole year, as it had a market share of 52.84 percent in February 2012.
For the sake of comparison, Net Applications claims that Mozilla’s Firefox is the fiercest rival for Internet Explorer, with a market share of 19.82 percent at the end of the year. Google Chrome comes second with 18.04 percent, followed by Safari and Opera with 5.24 percent and 1.71 percent, respectively.
Internet Explorer 8 remained the number one choice in 2012, with an overall share of 25.83 percent. Internet Explorer 9 arrived second with 16.84 percent, while the very old IE 6 reached the last place on the podium with 6.80 percent.