NetApps new C.I.A. numbers revealed that "Firefox loses global share since many of the countries it's most popular in (Western European, in particular) now have a lower percentage of global internet users." At the same time Internet Explorer gains as browser usage shifts to countries with higher percentages of IE users.
Also, note that "since its release on Feb'10th, IE9 RC has already been downloaded over 11 million times. Together with IE9 Beta, IE9 has been downloaded over 36 million times since its initial availability on Sep'15, 2010. As of Feb, IE9 has now surpassed total combined downloads of IE8 Beta and IE8 RC," revealed Microsoft.
Internet Explorer picks up gains in the following areas:
- Internet Explorer on Windows: +.86 (62.40% to 63.26%)
- Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows: +.1.03% (38.77% to 39.80%)
- Internet Explorer 9.0 on Windows: +.10% (.56% to .66%)
- And the Internet Explorer 9.0 beta on Windows 7 is now at 2.09%.