Microsoft is also marketing on the perceived hate of Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer 10, was part of the company's launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT in late October. In mid-November, a "preview version" of IE10 was released for Windows 7 users to download. Now, data from Net Applications shows that IE10 is being used by 0.51 percent of users worldwide.
The November results were posted earlier this morning, and are pretty much as expected. Windows 8 itself is only being used by a small fraction of PC users at the moment, and the "preview" release of IE10 on Windows 7 will keep many people from trying it out until Microsoft releases the final version.
Microsoft has been pushing to get more PC users to try IE and recently launched yet another new marketing campaign that actually takes on the haters of the web browser head on.
Net Applications shows IE8 in the number one spot in November with 24.49 percent of the market share, followed by IE9 with 20.80 percent. Firefox 16 from Mozilla is in third place on the list with 12.93 percent, and Chrome 23 is next with 10.52 percent.
As usual, StatCounter, with its different methodology, has new data that is much different than Net Applications' numbers. StatCounter has Chrome 23 in the number one spot with 22.45 percent, followed by IE9 at 17.65 percent. Firefox 16 is in third at 15.29 percent and IE8 is fourth at 12 percent. IE10 is not listed at all in StatCounter's chart.
Source: Net Applications | Image via Net Applications