In The War Of Browsers, IE Still Winning

But, not without getting hurt:
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the world’s most popular browser, but it and Mozilla’s Firefox lost a lot of market share to Google’s Chrome in 2011, which is now firmly in second place.

According to StatCounter’s 2011 data, Internet Explorer currently has a 39% market share, Chrome is at 27%, while Firefox holds 25% of the market.


These numbers alone don’t tell the whole story, however. Internet Explorer started 2011 with a 46% share of the market, and Firefox was over 30%. Both browsers steadily lost their share throughout the year, and almost all of it went to Chrome, which is clearly the year’s biggest gainer.
Chart via StatCounter.

I've said it many times before, I'm a Chrome guy. The lightweight nature of the browser is a bit better than Firefox -- and worlds of an improvement over Internet Explorer.

Unless Microsoft does something to fix IE soon, Chrome will very quickly surpass it -- and Firefox too.