Firefox 3.5 Inches Past IE7 As World’s Most Popular Browser

Firefox 3.5 Inches Past IE7 As World’s Most Popular Browser

According to global analytics website StatCounter, Firefox 3.5 has edged past Internet Explorer 7 as the most popular browser on the market today.

Keep in mind that the stats in question are differentiating by version, so it’s actually kind of a lucky swing for Firefox at the moment, as Internet Explorer users continue to migrate from IE7 to IE8. (IE8 will most likely surpass Firefox 3.5 shortly.) If we were comparing browser share but ignoring version numbers, we’d be looking at a very different picture (though IE continues its steady decline while Firefox and Chrome usage appears to be steadily growing). Either way, it’s a small victory for the non-default browser market.

StatsCounter via Mashable


  • Switch the region filter to Europe and the statistic to Browser and you’ll see in total Firefox usage is ALMOST as high as IE usage.

    Also if you switch it to a weekly / daily view you will notice that IE usage drops on weekends and FF usage increases – a sign that people prefer FF at their homes but are forced to use IE at work. How lame.

  • I use a mix of safari, chrome, and firefox at home. My workplace wont alow the use of these browsers because IE is so stable. FYI we only got upgraded to IE7 from IE6, two months ago…..

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