Microsoft Windows Internet Exporer 9 continues gain, as at the end of October 2011, IE9 worldwide surpassed Google’s Chrome, reports Net Applications. Internet Explorer 9’s usage share is larger than that of Chrome 14, Chrome 15, and Firefox 7 combined.
“The good news for developers is that with IE9 at almost 35% share on Windows 7 in the US near the close of October – now 65% of all Windows 7 users in the US have a modern browser,” revealed Roger Capriotti, director, Internet Explorer Marketing.
Worldwide, IE’s overall usage share dropped from 54.39% at the end of September 2011 to 52.63% at the end of October. In the same period of time, Firefox showed a small increase from 22.48% to 22.51%, while Chrome grew from 16.20% to 17.62%.
Internet Explorer 8’s usage continues to decrease, and is now down to 29.00% from 29.91% the previous month. According to NetMarketshare Chrome 14 is runner-up with 13.65%, Followed by Firefox 7 with 10.18% and IE9 with 9.79%.