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IE10 pushes past predecessor to take second place among Microsoft's browsers

Gregg Keizer | July 4, 2013
If trend continues, IE9 will soon slip under ancient IE6 in user share.

Other browsers stayed in their long-habited positions grew and shrank in Net Applications' measurements, with Chrome exiting June with 17.2%, an increase of 1.4 percentage points, and Firefox dropping by 1.5 points to 19.2%. Apple's Safari and Opera Software's Opera remained flat at 5.6% and 1.6%, respectively.

IE10 chart
Credit Microsoft's automatic upgrade of Windows 7 PCs from IE9 to IE10 for the quick climb in the latter's user share fortunes. (Data: Net Applications.)

 

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