Net Applications claims that, worldwide, Microsoft's various versions of Internet Explorer are the most used among PC owners, StatCounter begs to differ, claiming that its date shows Google's Chrome as the number one PC browser.
Both Net Applications and StatCounter look at the big picture in terms of recording browser use, but what about looking at the numbers just from the workplace? VentureBeat.com reports that, according to a new Forrester report, IE still dominates over both Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox.
Based on a survey of 7,295 IT workers, the firm said that IE has a market share of 40.2 percent in businesses, far more than Google's Chrome, which came in at 27.9 percent. Firefox was third with 25.4 percent and Apple's Safari web browser was a distant fourth with just 1.8 percent.
The same survey stated that Windows 7 is used by 47.5 percent of enterprise PC customers, but that Windows XP is second with 38.2 percent. Microsoft will officially cut off support for Windows XP less than a year from now and has been urging businesses who are still using Windows XP to upgrade their machines to Windows 7 or 8 before the deadline is reached.
Source: VentureBeat | Image via Forrester