A new report from Net Applications indicates the marketshare of Internet Explorer was down from 73.75% to 73.01% last month while Firefox and Safari gained a bit.
While Microsoft isn’t quite confronted with a landslide loss, Firefox has been gaining steadily over the past quarter and is now approaching the 20% market share mark for the first time. Net Applications estimates Firefox’ June market share at 19.03%, up 3% or 0.62 points from 18.41% in May. Firefox was listed at 17.76% in April.
Apple’s Safari is also advancing and ranks third with a current share of 6.31%, up from 6.25% in May and 5.81% in April. Opera Software was also able to post some gains as part of the launch of its Opera 9 web browser. Opera is listed with 0.73% share, up from 0.71% in May and 0.69% in April.