More and more Windows 7 users are enjoying the world wide web via Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 browser, the latest report from Net Applications shows.
In the United States, almost 50% of those who own a Windows 7-based PC are using IE9 to navigate the Internet, said data unveils.
The browser gained almost one percentage point in usage in the country during March, which helped it strengthen its leading position.
Moreover, the browser is benefiting from growth in usage in other markets around the world as well. At the moment, it accounts for 35 percent usage on the Windows 7 platform worldwide.
“With a gain of .99% last month and a net gain of 1.2% global usage share over the last five months, Internet Explorer has stabilized and even reversed its usage share declines of the last few years,” Net Applications notes.
IE9’s increase in share helped Internet Explorer gain some more market share globally. Overall, the different versions of Microsoft’s browser grow one percentage point.
“All up, IE usage this month grew as well worldwide. We saw IE gains of almost a full point bringing our worldwide share for the month of March to 53.8.%,” Roger Capriotti, Director, Internet Explorer Product Marketing, explains in a blog post.
Microsoft has been hard at work with the marketing of Internet Explorer 9, their true modern browser when compared to previous releases of the application.
The company ran a new advertising campaign for the browser, called The Browser You Loved to Hate, and also partnered with Lionsgate for the release of their latest blockbuster, The Hunger Games.
In Microsoft’s vision, IE9 can deliver a more beautiful web for all users, and has a lot of appealing features to offer to all of them when running on computers based on Windows 7.
Internet Explorer 9 is available for download from Softpedia via this link.