Mozilla Firefox keeps gaining marketshare, IE loses

Posted on Tuesday, March 01 2005 @ 23:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Onestat, a provider of web statistics, published a report regarding the evolutions in browser usage during the last few months. Obviously Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still the most used browser - but since November 2004 its market share has fallen with 1.63 percent to 87.28 percent. Mozilla-based browsers gained 1 percent since November 2004

Niels Brinkman, co-founder of, said that the general trend is still the increasement of Firefox usage and the decrease of Internet Explorer usage. He also points out that users of Internet Explorer 5 seem to be switching to Mozilla Firefox instead of upgrading to Internet Explorer 6.

Most used browsers:
1. Microsoft IE 87.28%
2. Mozilla Firefox 8.45%
3. Apple Safari 1.21%
4. Netscape 1.11%
5. Opera 1.09%

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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