Internet Explorer Dying while Google Chrome Browser Rapidly Growing
- October 5, 2010
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Uncategorized
I pull up an article this morning from one of my favorite blogs, ReadWriteWeb and am greeted with what I consider to be fantastic news. Apparently, Microsoft Internet Explorer has dropped below 50% for worldwide browser usage for the first time in its history. Firefox is still holding a firm second place and Chrome dramatically taking on more and more users.
In response, it is necessary to share this information with the world as another reminder to pull away from the Internet Explorer platform onto either Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox. Although it is convenient to continue using what you are used to, there are legitimate reasons the trend is beginning to shift in another direction.
Below is a chart depicting the trend of browser usage over the past year:
Should we really be surprised? With the rapid adoption of Mozilla Firefox, I would say this news is more surprising for the amount of foothold the Google Chrome browser is taking on. According to this chart, we see Google Chrome has gained 8 – 10% of share only a years time. That seems like more interesting news to me than Internet Explorer dying off. Yet, I kind of like both.
For those of you who don’t know why IE is having so much trouble retaining it’s foothold, let me give a few reason why people tend to switch:
- It being the most popular browser, Internet Explorer has the most security risks. It is commonly targeted for malware and spyware attacks.
- Due to improper design and programming overhead, it is officially the slowest browser to surf the internet in the market today.
- Again, due to improper design and programming overhead, it uses the most system resources out of all the browsers today, causing severe slowdown in computer performance.
- It’s blatant claw-deep installation causes all kinds of issue when the browser malfunctions – Microsoft gives no real option to uninstall the browser and re-install it – only to run repairs.
These are just a couple of the issues behind the downfall of Internet Explorer. So surf with it at your own risk if you still are.