Microsoft executives would definitely sit up and take notice that their Internet Explorer global browser share has just dropped below the 50% mark sometime during the month of October – something that had never happened before in over a decade. Apart from that, there is also a notable improvement for Google fans – Chrome has overtaken Firefox for the first time here. Still, Internet Explorer remains a force to be reckoned with where desktop browser market share is concerned at 52.63%, shedding 1.76% from September.
Considering how desktop browsing comprises of around 94% of Web traffic, the remainder being from smartphones and tablets, it is rather disheartening to be in the Microsoft camp at the moment especially when you consider the fact that just as recent as 2004, Microsoft’s browser has a majority share at around 95%. How the mighty have fallen! How far more do you think Internet Explorer will plunge before it reaches a bottom plateau?