Internet Explorer's share continues to fall
Great news for the rebel web browsers as recent statistics show that Microsoft's Internet Explorer continues to fall down with its share on the web browser market. Opera and Safari both grow a little bit, while the big gain comes from the Mozilla based web browsers, which is due to the increasing popularity of the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
eWeek: Internet Explorer Takes Another Market-Share Hit
Firefox wasn't alone in making inroads against IE. Taken together, browsers from Mozilla and America Online Inc.'s Netscape Communications subsidiary accounted for 6 percent of the market, a jump of 2.48 percentage points since September.
Other browsers, mainly Opera Software ASA's namesake browser and Apple Computer Inc.'s Safari browser, crossed the 1 percent line, gaining 0.1 percentage points to make up 1.1 percent of the browser market, according to San Diego-based WebSideStory.
Microsoft officials attributed the latest market-share shifts to the attention being given to Firefox and to advanced users trying out the IE alternative.