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posted by martyb on Tuesday June 05 2018, @08:50AM   Printer-friendly
from the approved-using-a-Pale-Moon-browser dept.

Netmarketshare reports that Mozilla Firefox's share of the desktop and notebook computer web browser market has fallen below ten percent.

Firefox had a market share of 12.63% in June 2017 according to Netmarketshare and even managed to rise above the 13% mark in 2017 before its share fell to 9.92% in May 2018.

Google Chrome, Firefox's biggest rival in the browser world, managed to increase its massive lead from 60.08% in June 2017 to 62.85% in May 2018.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer dropped a percent point to 11.82% in May 2018 and Microsoft's Edge browser gained less than 0.50% to 4.26% over the year.

[...] Netmarketshare collects usage stats and does not get "real" numbers from companies like Mozilla, Google or Microsoft. The company monitors the use of browsers on a subset of Internet sites and creates the market share reports using the data it collects.

While that is certainly good enough for trends if the number of monitored user interactions is high enough, it is not completely accurate and real-world values can be different based on a number of factors. While it is unlikely that they differ a lot, it is certainly possible that the share is different to the one reported by the company.


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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by The Shire on Tuesday June 05 2018, @01:50PM (1 child)

    by The Shire (5824) on Tuesday June 05 2018, @01:50PM (#688845)

    Firefox offers the one thing Chrome users dont seem to care about - privacy. Chrome literally reports your every move back to google, Firefox, not so much. It may even account for the market share discrepency, not only because they're only sampling a few sites for their data (perhaps more heavily used by Chrome users), but Firefox may simply not be divulging it's user data to these 3rd party harvesters. What they can't see, they can't count.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 05 2018, @04:29PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 05 2018, @04:29PM (#688915)

    exactly. chrome popularity just shows how many people are too stupid and whorish to care about their privacy. they are also easier to datamine for bs stats.