Fresh statistics have been released into the wild by Net Applications for June 2013. Net Applications’ statistics are based on the activity of about 160 million visitors per month to Web sites using its services.
These are the latest figures on the performance of the behemoths of the Internet as far as web browsing is concerned.
- Internet Explorer: 56.15 – 55.98 = 0.17 percent
- Firefox: 19.15 – 20.63 = 1.48 percent
- Chrome: 17.17 – 15.74 = 1.43 percent
- Safari: 5.55 – 5.46 = 0.09 percent
- Opera: 1.58 – 1.77 = 0.19 percent
- Others: 0.41 – 0.41= 0.00 percent
Take a look at the gigantic drop in Mozilla Firefox’s global market share. I had never seen such a drop in a very long time. Wonder what caused such a free fall? I’ve been using this software as my default browser even as we speak, and haven’t noticed anything unusual about its performance. (Scratching my head—can’t figure it out.)
On the other hand, notice the Olympic jump made by Google Chrome. What Firefox lost was approximately what Chrome got last month. This doesn’t impress me. I just don’t like Chrome; in fact never did. As far as I’m concerned it can gain all the market share it wants—I’ll keep my loyal Firefox. It’s the best browser out there.
Interesting to see that Microsoft is keeping its keel in balance. The red ink is over and they are clawing back to a decent market share; just like in the old days. Microsoft has always been a toughie, difficult to beat. Good Day.