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For the first time ever, Google's Chrome web-browser has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer to become the most used browser worldwide over an entire week. Although Chrome has been overtaking IE for quite some time on weekends, this is for the first time that it has overtaken it for an entire week. This happened for the week of May 14th-20th, as recorded by popular web analytics site StatCounter.

Asia and South America seem to contribute most to the Chrome traffic share, while Internet Explorer and Firefox are dominant in North America and Europe respectively. Coming to the country specific numbers, Chrome continues to grab the first spot in India with around 8pc lead over Mozilla's Firefox. On the other hand, Internet Explorer rules Japan, China and South Korea with more than 50pc of the traffic share. (Also see: IE/ Kore story)

As Chrome continues to edge out Internet Explorer, May might be the first month in history that the Google browser will be on top of the browser market, on a monthly basis.

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On the overall graph on statscounter, Chrome still trails by 0.2%

However I can say, the (forced) king has finally (almost) fallen. ^_^

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let me remind you all that some software install chrome like a sidekick of the installer ... so the install get and ID and count as a "user".

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This looks like a load of rubbish to me.

Accordingg to NetApplications, IE is at 54% and chrome at 19% so where does this website get its statistics from? Also Chrome gets installed with many different applications such as Norton, RealPlayer, Google Earth and more...

This is the up to date market share according to NetApplications.

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i love firefox :) :wub:

IE is the worst browser all the time :lol:

no it isn't.

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Chrome da king :lol:

Yeah, I agree - Chrome is the King, Firefox is the Emperor and they both hump the same Queen, Internet Explorer. :wub:
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Chrome da king :lol:

Yeah, I agree - Chrome is the King, Firefox is the Emperor and they both hump the same Queen, Internet Explorer. :wub:

Gud one. Can't agree less...

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chlorophyll

1st i sticked to cometbird but finally CHROME

its evergreen n best..ruling al other browsers..

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This looks like a load of rubbish to me.

Accordingg to NetApplications, IE is at 54% and chrome at 19% so where does this website get its statistics from? Also Chrome gets installed with many different applications such as Norton, RealPlayer, Google Earth and more...

This is the up to date market share according to NetApplications.

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I agree. Every serious business makes sure they're compatible with IE and everyone has to pull IE out some time or another when Chrome's not compatible. I like Chrome, but IE 9's just easier to use in most cases.
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Is Internet Explorer On the Way Out? Not So Fast!

StatCounter has declared Google Chrome the king of all desktop browsers, but NetMarketShare disagrees. Turns out the two measurement firms measure very different things -- views and unique visits.

StatCounter has declared Google Chrome the king of all desktop browsers based on recent market share data, but observers should take this claim to the throne with a grain of salt.

As my colleague Danial Ionescu noted, rival measurement firm NetMarketShare comes up with wildly different browser share data for the first week of May. StatCounter's data shows 32.76 percent share for Chrome and 31.94 percent for IE, while NetMarketShare shows 54.01 percent share for IE and 18.85 percent for Chrome.

According to NetMarketShare, Chrome hasn't even overtaken Firefox yet, though StatCounter says Google achieved that milestone late last year.

How can two measurements be so different? The answer comes down to two major differences in methodology.

Views vs. Visits

Both firms base measurements on traffic data from a network of sites--40,000 sites for NetApplications and 3 million for StatCounter. NetApplications measures unique visits, so if you go the same Website twice, you'll still only be counted once per day for market share. StatCounter measures page views, so a user may be counted several times per day on the same Website.

Both methods have their merits. NetApplications says unique visitor tracking is less susceptible to fraud, while StatCounter told Neowin that unique visits are too difficult to measure with confidence. Still, there's no right answer here because the two firms are measuring entirely different things. A more active Web user will play a bigger role in StatCounter's figures, but whether active users should weigh more on market share is simply a matter of opinion.

Accounting for Location

StatCounter takes a hands-off approach to its data. Not only does it measure raw page views instead of unique visits, it also doesn't weigh results by location. NetApplications weighs its data against an Internet Traffic by Country table from the CIA, inflating market share for countries that are more active on the Web.

Again, both approaches have benefits and drawbacks. A country with lots of Internet users who don't visit StatCounter's network of sites could taint the measurements, but at least StatCounter is making real measurements. NetApplications relies on projections based on someone else's data.

But consider this: China barely shows up in StatCounter's measurements, as Microsoft cheerily pointed out in March. Internet Explorer is hugely popular in China, where piracy is rampant (Microsoft doesn't cheerily point this out), so the lack of weighting by StatCounter clearly drags down IE's market share. Even in the United States, StatCounter still shows a big lead for Internet Explorer, with 37 percent share compared to 23 percent for Chrome. That means other countries, who use the Internet less, are having a big impact on StatCounter's findings.

Nothing Really Matters

Ultimately, obsessing over desktop market share may not even be worthwhile anymore. Competition between IE, Firefox, Chrome, and others is alive and well, and that's really the most important thing.

As consumers, we'd do well to turn our attention to mobile browsers, where there's a lot of growth to come, and where Apple and Microsoft stifle competition by limiting the capabilities of third-party browsers. Not surprisingly, StatCounter and NetMarketShare show vastly different figures for mobile browsers as well, but that's a story for another day.

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Comment: It's all in the details. If you ask me, counting unique visitors is better than page views.

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i love firefox :) :wub:

IE is the worst browser all the time :lol:

no it isn't.

I am with you there, IE 9 is faster than previous versions of IE and it works smoothly on windows..Even the ram usage is not that much high, unless too many tabs are open. But then again, Chrome is indeed a king in web browsering, but the ram usage is way toooo high.

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Chrome da king :lol:

Yeah, I agree - Chrome is the King, Firefox is the Emperor and they both hump the same Queen, Internet Explorer. :wub:

Soon, the same Queen to be humped more, is already in its way to do Plastic Surgery with some new features in IE 10.

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StatCounter Global Stats has committed a blunder by using 'Internet Explorer' and 'popular' in the same sentence. Instead of 'popular' the more appropriate term would've been 'common.'

Internet Explorer is the most 'common' browser in the world - why??? Well simple, because it comes pre-installed with the OS. Pre-installed would be putting it rather mildly - Internet Explorer is actually hard-coded deep into the kernel.

'Common' does not equal 'popular.'

Is Internet Explorer here to stay. Yes, it certainly is - but, for unfortunate reasons (dear Lord, for the sake of the downtrodden - please . . . . please transform Internet Explorer from 'common' to 'popular' even if it takes a V20 to answer our fervent prayers, also God don't forget we said please, twice.) :pope:

ps:-

Lord, we are just downtrodden, not Noobs (we understand the difference very well; between 'transformation' and 'plastic surgery.')

Amen.

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In custom built pc market of China, many technician used to install some so called optimize software for customer, include some "special for chinese" browser,such as 360 browser, those browser are clumsy modifed copy from chrome. Think about how big this market is...

IE was binding in Windows, but in China, many plastic surgery chrome binding with Windows too,in every pre-installed pc. i hate this bullshxt contribute from China.

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StatCounter Global Stats has committed a blunder by using 'Internet Explorer' and 'popular' in the same sentence. Instead of 'popular' the more appropriate term would've been 'common.'

Internet Explorer is the most 'common' browser in the world - why??? Well simple, because it comes pre-installed with the OS. Pre-installed would be putting it rather mildly - Internet Explorer is actually hard-coded deep into the kernel.

'Common' does not equal 'popular.'

Is Internet Explorer here to stay. Yes, it certainly is - but, for unfortunate reasons (dear Lord, for the sake of the downtrodden - please . . . . please transform Internet Explorer from 'common' to 'popular' even if it takes a V20 to answer our fervent prayers, also God don't forget we said please, twice.) :pope:

ps:-

Lord, we are just downtrodden, not Noobs (we understand the difference very well; between 'transformation' and 'plastic surgery.')

Amen.

Valid Points.

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visualbuffs

wow really amazing!!! chrome overtakes IE??? WTF

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Frosticles

i love firefox :) :wub:

IE is the worst browser all the time :lol:

no it isn't.

Yes it is

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IE "rulez" same issue like chrome IMO , they both integrated in software as a side kick , IE is a build in on MS-windows , so ... its the "most uses" browser in the market :D while users actually installed FF or chrome to browse the net :showoff:

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