IE10 claims 6.02 percent of web browser share in April

In February, Microsoft launched the final version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 PCs, joining the previous version that is included with Windows 8 and RT. Today, new data from Net Applications suggested that IE10 is gaining more acceptance from PC users.

The latest numbers from April 2013 shows that IE10 was used by 6.02 percent of browser users, compared to 2.93 percent in March 2013 and 1.57 percent in February. IE8 is still the most used browser version worldwide with 23.08 percent in April, down from 23.23 percent in March. IE9 was second with 18.17 percent in April, compared to 20.62 percent of the browser market share in March.

In terms of overall web browsers, regardless of their version number, Net Applications says that Internet Explorer had 55.81 percent in April,, down very slightly from 55.83 percent in March. Mozilla's Firefox was number two in April with 20.30 percent in April, up compared to March with 20.21 percent.

Google's Chrome web browser held 16.35 percent of the total browser market in April, compared to 16.45 percent in March. Net Applications's numbers show that Apple's Safari web browser is still holding onto a 5.38 percent in April, while Opera brings up the rear with 1.73 percent for the last month.

Source: Net Applications | Image via Net Application

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The funny thing is people install IE10 through Windows Updates, and just us the default browser the system has to offer. It's no surprise to me that IE gains ground...

To bad IE10 breaks a lot of things with my companies Intranet. IE9, not a problem. Even compatibility mode doesn't work. Seems like every time MS releases a new browser version, things break all over. Never had that problem with Firefox.

techbeck said,
To bad IE10 breaks a lot of things with my companies Intranet. IE9, not a problem. Even compatibility mode doesn't work. Seems like every time MS releases a new browser version, things break all over. Never had that problem with Firefox.

Are you pages standards compliant? Full of hacks?

We're using IE10 (albeit in IT only) and not noticed any problems with our Intranet. It's standards compliant (XHTML 1.1 Strict or HTML4 Strict) and not using any hacks specific to any browser. It looks fine in Firefox and Chrome too.

Well, I say that but for some reason, on a HTML4 Strict page, if you press F12 to bring up the developer toolbar, our "search" input field on the top right moves to the top left and won't go back to the right without refreshing the page...

LieboOSBA said,

Are you pages standards compliant? Full of hacks?

As far as I know. I can get things to load properly using F12 and selecting IE9 in Dev mode. But that setting doesnt stick. For the most part it is ok,but i have noticed things no loading properly or issues with the appearance of pages.

LieboOSBA said,

Are you pages standards compliant? Full of hacks?

At work all our pages are standard compliant. We never ever had any problems when there where browser revisions of IE, Chrome, Safari or Firefox through the years.

Only stuff that gave problems where stuff like Sharepoint so we upgraded to newer versions.

I always try to push 'standards over fancy features/layout that need a bunch of tricks' with the management since it is more cost efficient in the long term.

techbeck said,

As far as I know. I can get things to load properly using F12 and selecting IE9 in Dev mode. But that setting doesnt stick. For the most part it is ok,but i have noticed things no loading properly or issues with the appearance of pages.

Yea.... they aren't standards compliant.

techbeck said,

As far as I know. I can get things to load properly using F12 and selecting IE9 in Dev mode. But that setting doesnt stick. For the most part it is ok,but i have noticed things no loading properly or issues with the appearance of pages.


This means your site is feeding IE10 some codes that are not standards compatible. IE10 removed lots of old non standards features.

How does this even make sense? IE9 auto-updates to IE10 on Win7 since mid-March. So 75% of IE9 users were either on Vista or turned off (and ignore) updates? That seems wildly implausible to me.

contextfree said,
How does this even make sense? IE9 auto-updates to IE10 on Win7 since mid-March. So 75% of IE9 users were either on Vista or turned off (and ignore) updates? That seems wildly implausible to me.

IE10 has indeed been available through Windows Update, however, it was not selected by default/included automatically - therefore, if you receive automatic updates in the background, IE10 wasn't included automatically in this! - bad decision by MS IMO!

They will push it to an update that will be installed, probably around the time they release it to WSUS too. In the meantime, you can manually add it to WSUS though.

Adblock and bookmark sync are my main features why I stay with chrome.

If IE has a good implementation of these features I might switch. Although IE10 works good I can't live without an ad block solution.

Do not track isn't working that well. Some sites try to get around it. I don't want text or image ads on sites, mails, facebook, etc. I haven't found a better up to date product as AdBlock since it has such a large audience and community. Shame it doesn't work in IE

Didn't know about the bookmark sync though

I must say I'm preatty pleased with ie10. It's much better than previous versions and Chrome started to suck lately.

pirajoc said,
I must say I'm preatty pleased with ie10. It's much better than previous versions and Chrome started to suck lately.

adblock plus functionality is not as good as well as no script. syncing is not as good as with chrome and i am not sure about keepass integration. Using IE10 on my work pc though

-adrian- said,

adblock plus functionality is not as good as well as no script. syncing is not as good as with chrome and i am not sure about keepass integration. Using IE10 on my work pc though

What kind of sites do you visit that you need no script?
Adblock works just fine if you choose to use it.

Crimson Rain said,

What kind of sites do you visit that you need no script?
Adblock works just fine if you choose to use it.

Well - you can visit any site and would wonder how many bloody scripts are used.. start with google outlook youtube facebook ..
why should i want them to script on me?

-adrian- said,

Well - you can visit any site and would wonder how many bloody scripts are used.. start with google outlook youtube facebook ..
why should i want them to script on me?

Don't visit those sites then? or use Lynx.
js is a part of the web.

Crimson Rain said,

Don't visit those sites then? or use Lynx.
js is a part of the web.

So are ads and i use ad block. why should i allow every site to bother me with stupid scripting from 10 different providers on one site.

-adrian- said,

So are ads and i use ad block. why should i allow every site to bother me with stupid scripting from 10 different providers on one site.


Must be fun "pirating" websites.