Firefox Loses Marketshare to Internet Explorer

Posted on August 16, 2005

Mozilla's Firefox browser gave a little back to Microsoft in July after months of grabbing marketshare from Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Computerworld reports that a study by NetApplications found Firefox's browser marketshare fell from 8.71% to 8.07% while Internet Explorer's marketshare increased slightly.

Last month, Internet Explorer, by far the most used browser, regained lost ground and pushed back the upstart Firefox for the first time since Version 1.0 of the open-source browser debuted late last year, according to, an Aliso Viejo, Calif., maker of applications for monitoring and measuring Web site usage.

Firefox's share shrunk to 8.07% from 8.71% in June, while Internet Explorer grew its market slice to 87.2% in July from 86.56% last month.

Firefox starting gainging on Internet Explorer after IE faced repeated virus problems and Firefox released hot features like tabbed browsing and RSS tools.

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