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Google Chrome 15 more used in last week of November than Internet Explorer 8.

Google Chrome has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer to become the world's most commonly used browser, according to web analytics firm StatCounter — at least when stacking up single versions of the browsers against one another.

StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome 15 was used more around the world than Internet Explorer 8 in the last week of November — a first for Google's upstart browser. Chrome 15 took 23.6% of the worldwide market compared to IE 8 with 23.5%, the report says.

When examining daily stats, Chrome 14 and 15 have been beating IE 8 on weekends since October, but the last week of November (November 28 through December 5) marks the first time those results have been duplicated during the workweek. 

"It looks as if people favor Chrome on weekends at home, but office commercial use has now caught up," says StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen.

Aggregate versions of IE still lead the global market with 38.5 percent share. Chrome is in a tight race for second place, having overtaken Firefox last month and leading by just a single percentage point.

And while Chrome does well worldwide — including in the U.K., where its been beating IE since early November — Internet Explorer 8 dominates in the U.S. with 27 percent market share. By comparison, Chrome 15 users represent just 18.1 percent of the market.

At this point, just three years after Google entered the market long dominated by Microsoft, it's safe to say that the internet browser battle is just starting to heat up.

Source: StatCounter



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Who cares?
By EricMartello on 12/22/2011 2:15:17 AM , Rating: 1
I like that there are are handful of browsers we can choose to use, but most of the internet is standards-based and most browsers will perform similarly. I have used all current browsers and I stick with Firefox because it's a good balance of performance and flexibility (thanks to addons). I would probably use IE if it had a better ad blocker available.

I'm not sure what's going on with HTML5 but if one browser comes out that can offer a platform for dynamic content that is not tied to flash, yet is as easy to develop for as flash, it would probably take the lead or at least gain a lot of new users.




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