Firefox gaining

Firefox gains share, IE loses

By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb 6 September 2006 10:18 AEST Internet


Mozilla’s Firefox gained half a percentage point in market share at the expense of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer during August, continuing the steady climb of the open-source browser, a Web metrics firm said.
Firefox now owns 11.8 percent of the global browser market share, said Net Applications, a jump of .5 percent from July’s 11.3 percent. Internet Explorer, meanwhile, now accounts for 83 percent of browsers used to surf the Web; that’s down from July’s 83.5 percent.
Other browsers posted slight gains in August, including Apple’s own Safari (+.03 percent to 3.21) and Opera +.05 percent to 0.64).

A couple of things were drawing me back to IE. The recent release of LiveWriter, support for Card Space, and…well, that’s all I can think of.

With the release of the IE emulator for Firefox. I can use Live Writer and get CardSpace support without ever firing up IE. That’s ok with me.

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