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IE Stable -- Marketshare-Wise

IE might still have more than half the browser market, but that lead has been steadily eroded by the likes of FireFox, Chrome and Safari. In a surprise move, IE actually gained back share last month, increasing 1.3 percent to nearly 60 percent of total share, according to Net Applications.

Much of the minor surge is due to IE 8, which, by most accounts, is measurably better than its predecessors. In fact, more than 50 loyal Redmond Report readers wrote to me about IE 8 and the reports were generally glowing.

Slight losers in all this were Chrome and FireFox, which each lost a tiny bit of share.

Is IE 8 a worthy competitor or am I just drinking the Redmond Kool-Aid? You tell me at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on June 04, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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