What browser do you use?
If you don’t work in the industry, you might ask, ‘What is a browser anyway?’ It’s the search engine application you use to search on the Internet. Up until recently, Internet Explorer has been the no. 1 browser that people use. Not anymore.
Latest figures show that Google Chrome has taken the lead share of the market with 32.8% preferring this search engine in the week ending May 20 2012. Internet Explorer comes in second with 31.9%.
At third in the ranking is Mozilla’s Firefox with just over 25% of the market. Apple’s Safari is sitting fourth but well behind on roughly 7% of the market and Opera and others make up the rest of the search engines.
Given that Google launched Chrome in December 2008, this is an amazing success story.
Mozilla Firefox is an interesting organisation in that it is non-profit and has altruistic goals for the Internet.
Quote from the Mozilla website:
Mozilla is a proudly non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands. We’re a global community of users, contributors and developers working to innovate on your behalf. When you use Firefox, or any Mozilla product, you become a part of that community, helping us build a brighter future for the Web.