Microsoft Celebrates IE9 Usage Share Increase, Google Celebrates Chrome's 3rd Anniversary
Article by George Norman
On 02 Sep 2011
Redmond-based software giant Microsoft announced yesterday that the usage share of its IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) web browser has gone past the 20% mark worldwide on Windows 7 as of the last day of August. So out of all the Windows 7-powered computers in the world, more than 20% of them are using IE9 to browse the web. Microsoft also announced that in the US, IE9’s usage share on Windows 7 is of 28%.

“IE9 was built to take advantage of the unique capabilities of Windows 7 and it’s great to see more and more Windows 7 users picking IE9 as their browser of choice to get them to their favorite sites,” commented Roger Capriotti, Director, Internet Explorer Marketing. “Growth of IE9 on Windows 7 is really just a reflection of how the web experiences we all enjoy get better when using a browser and operating system designed to put those experiences front and center.”

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As mentioned above, the month of August ended with IE9 having a 20% usage share worldwide on Windows 7. Google’s Chrome 13 browser had an 18.3% usage share while Mozilla’s Firefox 6 had a 13.2% usage share. In the US, IE9 had a usage share of 27.7%, while Chrome 13 had 12.7% and Firefox 6 had 11.3%.

That takes care of the first news in this article. The second is hat Mountain View-based search engine giant Google announced yesterday that its Chrome web browser is now three years old.

“It’s that time of the year again for the Chrome team, when we pause on our anniversary to reflect on the amazing life and times of the web,” said Ben Goodger and Darin Fisher, Software Engineers. “It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three years since we launched our open source web browser, Chrome.”

In honor if Chrome’s 3rd anniversary, Google set up an interactive infographic built in HTML5 that presents the evolution of major web technologies and browsers. You can check it out by clicking here.



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