If the world of browsers had a hill, Internet Explorer would surely be standing tall in the very middle as the triumphant leader. Microsoft’s popular web browser remains the number one choice of users around the world.
This is, according to the latest statistics provided by market research firm Net Applications.
The numbers for the month of October 2013 reveal that Internet Explorer 8 is installed on no less than 21.75 percent of the computers tallied. But Internet Explorer 10 is fast flying into striking position with an 18.94 percent slice of the pie.
Firefox 24 is the only third-party browser that makes an appearance in the top three with 12.79 percent. Chrome 30, on the other hand, follows with 10.45 percent.
Internet Explorer 9, surprisingly, finds itself fifth but with 9.49 percent. Internet Explorer 6 also remains properly popular worldwide — six months before its official retirement, mind you.
Anyway, Microsoft has poured in a lot of work on Internet Explorer.
The newly launched Windows 8.1, of course, comes with the newest version of the browser, Internet Explorer 11. Redmond has revamped the underlying core of the program, while at the same time included support for newer web technologies so as to provide an enhanced experience.
How exactly this translates in terms of market share should be evident in a month or two.