Firefox 3.5 Currently Most Popular Browser in the World

StatCounter Puts Firefox on Top of Browser Market Share

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According to data from StatCounter, Mozilla’s web browser Firefox 3.5 is now the world’s most popular browser. It has just surpassed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7, which has beend steadily declining.

For December 20, StatCounter has IE 7 at 21.2% market share, and Firefox 3.5 at 21.93%. Microsoft’s IE 8 is closing in though. Its share has been steadily increasing, presumably making up for most of the lost IE 7 share, and has approached 20.33%.

Firefox 3.5 Tops Browsers

The top browsers are as follows:

1. Firefox 3.5
2. IE 7
3. IE 8
4. IE 6
5. Firefox 3.0
6. Other
7. Safari 4.0
8. Firefox 2.0
9. Opera 9.6

Last month Mozilla celebrated the fifth birthday of the Firefox browser. They said that in the first four days of launch, over a million people downloaded Firefox 1.0. Firefox is available in over 70 languages and offers over 7,000 add-ons.

Firefox 3.5 also had over a million downloads in its first day of launch, and Mozilla surpassed a billion downloads in late July. Firefox has come a long way in five years and has really given Microsoft a run for its money in the web browser space.

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  • http://www.trafficflowseo.com ChrisW

    I have to say, this is great news. I have always loved and appreciated FireFox and looked forward to the day it surpassed Microsoft IE.

  • Gadeyne

    Mozilla better be careful, they are becoming more and more like IE and are losing what made Firefox a great browser. Firefox 3.5 is bloated, slower to load and display. In addition, upgrading from one version to the newer version is becoming a hassle, which each upgrade you have to go through large numbers of incompatibilities, especially on the security side. Granted Firefox has an easy way to report bugs, it’s becoming increasingly annoying with each upgrade.
    IE8 has its own issues, even in compatibility mode, a lot of older websites are not showing correctly in IE8.
    As far as Chrome is concerned, it still has a long way to go, but if Microsoft and Mozilla keep going in the same direction, they will help Google carve a much larger share of the browser business.

  • http://www.discoverqueensland.com.au Qld

    What a load of rubbish. Misleading title on this article. It was only the most downloaded. My website stats say IE 73% and Firefox 17% of browsers.

  • GuestTim

    Explorer is so slow and cumbersome. No wonder FireFox is winning.

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    Congrats to Firefox!

    I am a web developer and love Firefox and the features/add – ons that you can download. Firefox also is a web developers browser. It doesn’t let you get by with bad coding.

    I actually hated Firefox when it came out because it didn’t let you get by.

    Now I can’t function without it. Some of the add-ons that are offered are very beneficial to web developers and namely SEO professionals.

    Here’s to another five years!


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