ConceivablyTech noticed the marketshare of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has fallen to an 11-year low. Metrics firm Net Applications estimates IE's marketshare at 59.95 percent in April, which is about the same as in early 1999, when IE4 was eating away most of Netscape's marketshare.
Since IE8’s launch in March of 2009, Microsoft has surrendered almost 9 points of market share, most of which was gobbled up by Google’s Chrome. According to Net Applications, Microsoft stood at 59.95% in April 2010, 0.69 points less than in the month before. Mozilla’s Firefox gained 0.07 points to 24.59%, which is near its all-time high of 24.72% that was recorded in November 2009.
Chrome had another impressive month with a gain of 0.6 points that boosted Google’s share to 6.73%, while Apple’s Safari inched up 0.06 points to 4.72% and Opera lost 0.07 points and was listed with an estimated share of 2.30%.