IE10 Beats IE9 in Browser Wars

Microsoft's Web browser dominates with more than 56 percent of the desktop browser market.

According to the June statistics from Net Applications, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) now has more users than its predecessor, IE9. Overall, IE is still number one, used by more than half of PC users.'s John Callaham reported, "Internet Explorer 10 is now being used on more PCs than its previous browser version IE9, according to the newest data from research firm Net Applications. Their numbers for June 2013 show IE10 now has 13.52 percent of the browser market, compared to IE9's 11.71 percent. In May 2013, Net Applications reported that IE10 had a 9.26 percent market share, and that IE9 claimed 15.39 percent."

Computerworld's Greg Keizer explained, "Among Microsoft's five supported browsers, IE10 was the second-most-used, leapfrogging the two-year-old IE9, which shed user share to end June with 20.9% of all copies of Internet Explorer. The 12-year-old IE6 was fourth with 10.9%, while 2009's IE8 remained in first with 40.4%."

CNET's Stephen Shankland looked at the bigger picture, noting, "For browsing with personal computers, IE extended its lead from 56.0 percent in May to 56.2 percent in June. Firefox dropped, from 20.6 percent to 19.2 percent, while Chrome rose from 15.7 percent to 17.2 percent."

CIO's Bill Snyder commented, "If you read tech blogs you might think Microsoft is practically on its deathbed. After all, Apple and Google rule the Web, and Windows is so, well...tacky. Or so we're told. I hate to break it to the fanboys, but Windows still runs on more than 9 out of 10 PCs, and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is the browser of choice for more than half of all Web surfers."

Tags: Microsoft, browser, Internet Explorer, Net Applications, IE9, IE10

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