Internet Explorer 11 popularity surges, runs 10% of all desktop browsers

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 11 has surged a record elevation in the latest statistics of web browsers for the desktop provided by Net Market Share. As expected, Internet Explorer has continued its world domination and is used by over 57% people to access the internet.

Internet Explorer 11 marketshare

The browser we all once loved to hate, has travelled miles to stand where it is today. Last month, it registered a three times growth in the market share. IE 11 is the latest version of Microsoft’s web-browser, which originally came out bundled with Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8.1. But later, Microsoft made it available to Windows 7 and Windows 8 as well.

Internet Explorer 8, which is the default web browser on Windows 7 tops the chart with almost 22% share in the browser space. Its success could be traced back to the fact that Windows 7 is also the most used operating system.

Share wise, Internet Explorer 11 is as of now only behind Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 10 and Google Chrome. Whereas the most used version of Firefox is the version number 25.

Internet Explorer 11 boasts some very intuitive features. Some of which are SPDY network protocol, HTML 5 pre-fetch and resource priorities, some critical changes in CSS management, better support for Web GL, touch improvements, and the infinite tab pinning capability.

We also reported about Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 combined success, which now account for 10% share for the desktop operating system(s).

All the newer versions of Internet Explorer have registered increment in their share. To sum things up, Microsoft rules both the desktop operating system and web-browser space by quite a big margin.

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