Microsoft Internet Explorer, in defiance of expectations, has begun to gain users. According to NetMarketShare, the browser added .99% users in March. Those gains have come at the expense of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Currently, Explorer has 53.83% of the market share, while Firefox has 20.55% and Chrome 18.57%.
After hitting 57.15% in May of last year, Explorer began a gradual decline, hitting a low of 51.87% in December; then, began a slow but steady climb over the next three months.
Chrome has experienced the greatest gains in the same period, jumping from 13.19% to 18.57%; its high (19.11%) came in December when Explorer was at its low.
Firefox has experienced a steady decline over the same period, dropping from 22.87% in May 2011 to 20.55% by March 2012.
Experts say the release of Internet Explorer 9, which comes with a host of new features, might explain the recent boost.
by RTT Staff Writer
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