Charlie Buttrey

June 3, 2021

Here’s a fun fact to share with your friends. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which will be officially retired next year, had 95 percent of the global browser market in 2003.

Wanna guess what that figure is today?

<“Final Jeopardy” theme music>

Times up.

Less then one percent.

Google’s Chrome currently holds the biggest share of the market (65 percent), followed by Apple’s Safari (19 percent), with Microsoft’s Edge and Mozilla Firefox each at about 5 percent.

Doesn’t sound like anyone is about to miss Internet Explorer. Then again, does anyone miss Netscape (which had about 90 percent of the market in the 1990’s)?



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