Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft's latest addition to its web browser family, is making slow but steady progress among PC users. New data from Net Applications shows that in May, IE10 was used by 9.26 of all PC browser users, up from 6.02 percent in April. IE10 is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.
Net Applications's new numbers show that IE8 is still the most used web browser worldwide with 22.99 percent of the market share in May, down from 23.08 percent in April. IE9 was second with 15.39 percent in May, a big drop compared to 18.17 percent in April.
n terms of overall web browsers, regardless of their version number, the data from Net Applications claims that the Internet Explorer family controlled 55.99 percent of the market share in May, up from 55.81 percent in April. Mozilla's Firefox was number two in May with 20.63, up from 20.30 percent in April. Google's Chrome is third with 15.74 percent in May, down from 16.35 in April.
This week, Microsoft confirmed that it will release Internet Explorer 11 as part of the free Windows 8.1 OS upgrade later this year. While this new version of IE will be launched in a faster fashion compared to previous releases, Microsoft still has not adopted the quick update timeline that Chrome and Firefox now employ, where new versions are released weeks apart and the public can download early beta builds.
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