Microsoft Internet Explorer browser has dropped below 60% share of web traffic, Net Applications’ latest study reports…Microsoft’s browser dropped to 59.95% of web useage in April after Google Chrome leapt half a point ahead to 6.73%. IE still tops the browser market. Firefox and Safari also took away IE’s share with small gains at 24.59% and 4.72% each. Safari figure is a record for Apple since Net Applications changed its methods to more accurately reflect real-world share. Opera was the only other major browser to lose share by dropping to 2.3%. OS share itself was much more static last month, although Microsoft again reached its lowest point with Windows getting a still-dominant 91.46%. Mac OS X was off just under a hundredth of a point at 5.32%, while Linux gained very slightly to reach 1.05%.