Internet Explorer was until recently used for the majority of overall web traffic. With a lack of mobile presence and a hold of slightly more than half of desktops browsing, Windows' default web browser falls below the 50% for the first time in over a decade.
Mashable.com reports that IE claims 52.63% of desktop traffic. Not that great since IE is packaged with Windows. That means just less than half of desktop users picked another browser.
When it comes to mobile and tablet browsing, IE, or "the blue E" to less computer literate, hardly makes a dent in that department. That was what dropped the browser down to 49.6% overall. This doesn't make them the next Netscape (yet). They are still the number one web browser with Firefox taking second with (21.2%) followed by Google Chrome (16.6%) and top mobile browser brand Apple Safari (8.72%).
It's surprising to see that people are still using IE let alone close to half. This should serve as a wake up call to Microsoft to step up their browser game.
Does anyone in the Gather world still use IE for their browsing needs?
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