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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday October 02 2019, @12:38PM   Printer-friendly
from the market-share dept.

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Top web browsers 2019: Microsoft's browser share falls to record low

According to data published today by analytics company Net Applications, Microsoft's browser share for September - composed of Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge - fell 1.8 percentage points to 12%, an all-time low. To put the decline in perspective, the browsers accounted for a user share of 12.4% at the first of this year and hit a high of 14% in April.

[...] Firefox added three-tenths of a percentage point to its user share in September, wrapping up the month at 8.7% and marking the second straight month of keeping things in the black. Even so, it was fourth consecutive month that Firefox remained under 9%, tying a record set in May, June, July and August 2016.

[...] Google's Chrome put another 1.3 percentage points on its frame, weighing in for the month at 68.5%, just a tenth of a point off the record high set in July.

Last month, Computerworld noted the odd pattern to Chrome's share, stretches when the browser would add share one month, lose much of it the next. That continued in September - this has been regular as the proverbial clockwork since February - when Chrome went on its growth spurt after shedding 1.4 points in August.

If the tick-tock continues this month, October should be a downer for Chrome.

But as Computerworld has said before, what counts is the long-term movement of a browser. There, Chrome has done well, adding 2.1 percentage points to its share over the last year. Another sign: The 68.5% of September was the second-highest mark for the browser, edged out only by July's 68.6%.

[...] Elsewhere in Net Applications' data, Apple's Safari grew by half a percentage point to 4.4% and Opera Software's browser stayed where it was at 1.4%. Safari's increase was the second straigh,t but was a due entirely to a nearly-two percentage point leap by macOS that put the operating system in unknown territory (and likely on shaky ground; macOS' 11.6% simply won't stand up).

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  • (Score: 2) by RS3 on Thursday October 03 2019, @03:59AM (3 children)

    by RS3 (6367) on Thursday October 03 2019, @03:59AM (#902154)

    The embarrassing thing is the Win10 machine is one of my best. But pretty close to a couple of others, and I'm not really a power user. It was a spare, and I figured Win10 needed as much as I could give it. Besides, it's just a hard disk pull and pop in another one for some other usage.

    SQL server, interesting. She maybe installed / enabled the network connector / driver? Shouldn't cause problems, but should be easy to disable / remove.

    Which Linux distro did you try?

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  • (Score: 1) by i286NiNJA on Thursday October 03 2019, @09:08PM (2 children)

    by i286NiNJA (2768) on Thursday October 03 2019, @09:08PM (#902428)

    Well whatever SQL related feature she turned on did something with the kernel, I can't remember how I know this or whatever the details were. Anyhow after that it wouldn't boot, it was over a year ago.
    The other laptop was probably ubuntu. I wanted a machine for basic internet browsing but microsoft's secure boot feature killed it. I installed it several different ways with various bios configs but it simply would not boot linux off the hard disk. It'll boot a kernel off a USB and mount the hard drive as / just fine.
    My buddy tells me he has a friend who can fix them for like $50 so I'm gonna do that.

    • (Score: 2) by RS3 on Friday October 04 2019, @02:47AM (1 child)

      by RS3 (6367) on Friday October 04 2019, @02:47AM (#902531)

      So you can always do a "repair installation" of Windows. I hate that as a fix, but I've had to do it several times, esp. with XP, but not yet with 7.

      And just booting from a Windows install CD you can get into other boot repair / chkdsk stuff. [] Important stuff under "Way 2".

      There are newer Linux distros that will boot correctly from UEFI.

      The problem is more likely due to disk partition / sector translation issues. Occasionally I've had to learn about the geometry and force the issue with Linux fdisk, and then also force the installer to use the partitions already there. To be save, make /boot the first partition and be sure to mark it bootable.

      Some BIOSes will let you turn off UEFI and boot conventional / legacy BIOS mode.

      Hope some of that helps! If it doesn't work, then spend the $50- I doubt you can make it worse.

      • (Score: 1) by i286NiNJA on Friday October 04 2019, @03:21PM

        by i286NiNJA (2768) on Friday October 04 2019, @03:21PM (#902645)

        You know I didn't try my windows 10 cd because I thought it was like the old days when you needed a vendor cd to install your vendor windows.
        Maybe I'll give it a shot this weekend.