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Windows XP Dips; IE9 Leads Beta; Chrome Continues!

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Browsers, Softwares, Operating Systems, search engines…. Everyday something new is happening around the world of computers. Someone goes up..Someone suffers..Someone even gets some shock!

October statistics of browsers and operating systems are out and as usual some shock is there for you all. Tech18 team has kept an eye on all the latest buzz about browsers and many a times you guys found Google Chrome as our hot topic.

Well there is a reason why we were updating more about same topic. Here we divided October Browser and Operating system statistics as 3 divisions,

#1. Windows XP market share dips below 60%

windows xp market share dips below 60%

As you all know Microsoft removed Windows XP from retail shops on October 22 and will continue to support it till 2014. Microsoft’s IE strategy may not be working at this time, but at least the company is seeing Windows XP removing itself.

Market Share of XP continues to lose about 1 point of market share every month. Net Applications listed the OS with a share of 59.07% in October and StatCounter listed XP with 53% market share. Windows 7 started catching market share with steady increment on market share.

#2. Internet Explorer 9 – The Beta King

Internet Explorer 9 leads beta market share

Shocked right? Obviously. October browser statistics are out and IE blog happily updated about their shares. Official IE blog stated,

Today, with the release of Net Applications’ monthly browser share report, we’re pleased to see that in addition to 10 million downloads, 0.32% of customers worldwide and 1.46% of Windows 7 users are using Internet Explorer 9 as their daily browser.

We must say, Windows XP users are really started upgrading to Windows 7 and reduce in Windows XP share boosting Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9 share. According to Net Applications, IE 9 Beta usage share on Windows 7 grew about 2.5 times, from 0.61% in September to 1.46% for the month of October.

Shocking news is Chrome 8 canary builds and Firefox 4 beta are well behind IE9! IE remains the top dog, with Net Applications 59.3% and StatCounters’ 49.21% in October.

#3. Chrome and its stable share

google chrome stable market share

The only browser that is seeing some movement, in either direction, is Google Chrome, while Internet Explorer, Firefox and the other popular browsers are largely static relative to their market share.

Chrome is the fastest-changing browser since by default updates are downloaded and installed automatically when the browser or computer is restarted. Net Applications released an illustrative graph showing just how fleeting the life of a Chrome version is: six weeks in the case of Chrome 6.


These are some of the notable changes in October’s market share Net Applications and StatCounter. Well there were some good news and some shocking news. And many new things are expected in few days with Chrome 8, Chrome 9, Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 are getting final touch and Chrome 9 already in build stage.

Watch out this space for many more updates!

13 thoughts on “Windows XP Dips; IE9 Leads Beta; Chrome Continues!”

  1. Hunter says:

    I have used IE9 it is not bad. But, it does not work well with WordPress.

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      IE9 is still having many flaws buddy. I never login to my blog using IE9!

  2. Madav @Tech tips says:

    I think most of the web users now realized Chrome features.They are going to dominate the entire market in future.

  3. Goutham says:

    For me Chorme is better. 🙂

  4. Bishwajeet says:

    Microsoft stopped supporting XP way back so its clear that XP will go down w.r.t others

  5. sam says:

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  6. Ecardlr says:

    Seems IE is trying to fight back now that it has been bullied a lot by all its other competitors

  7. Usi says:

    first of all I would like to talk about windows xp, windows xp is my greatest windows I spent much time with it and now I don't want to leave it.

    as in the statistics much part is using xp. as xp is removed officially but it will retain its importance till some years I know.

    now about Google chrome, believe me I really don't like Google chorme much it is good for slower pc's because it loads fast and etc, but mozilla is everything, mozilla is best till now for me, and I don't know about future.

    1. Tom Crowle says:

      I like Firefox a lot. The UI and optional plugins are great but it is really slow. On my computer I can load Chrome and even IE8 faster. I would like to see Firefox as fast as Chrome and get rid of the bloat code.

  8. sam says:

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  9. Marc says:

    Google continues to upgrade Chrome at a very rapid pace, reminiscent of the pace that Mozilla updated Firefox at for years. Mozilla has said that it won't continue to deliver Firefox upgrades at that pace, which could be an opportunity for Google and Chrome. One thing's for sure: Firefox and Chrome are both open source browsers, and they're setting the pace of browser innovation.

  10. Mani Viswanathan says:

    Many have switched over to Win7, mainly in offices. So thats the reason for the dip in the share.

  11. vicky says:

    but still it occupies 60 percent of the market share that is something not

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