Chrome Hits all time High, Firefox Hits all time Low


The browser war is over, all hail the King… Google Chrome!

Chrome-king-browserIt took a while for Google’s Chrome browser to hit number one in desktop market share, but now that it has, it’s decimating the opposition. Of course, Microsoft aided and abetted Chrome’s cause by changing the default browser in Windows 10 – with Internet Explorer hidden away in Windows 10, and its replacement Edge not finding favor, it appears more and more users are looking to 3rd party alternatives.

The latest statistics from the well respected NetMarketShare show Chrome dominating desktop browser market share with almost 20% more users than Internet Explorer and Firefox combined:

desktop browser share

Credit: NetMarketShare

It seems that in trying to take on Google’s Chrome by way of emulation, both Microsoft and Mozilla have only succeeded in shooting themselves in the foot. At a mere 7.69% market share, just ahead of Edge, Firefox is now in real danger of becoming a browser non-entity. While there is possibly hope for Edge, which is still young and evolving, it’s difficult at this time to imagine Firefox staging any sort of meaningful comeback.

Windows 10 Hits 23% Market Share

Windows 10 has slowly but surely been gaining ground on Windows 7 as the preferred desktop operating system, currently sitting at a tick under 23% total desktop operating system market share.

desktop os share

Credit: NetMarketShare

It remains to be seen how that progresses now that the Windows 10 free upgrade period has expired, not to mention recent issues with the Anniversary Update. However, as Windows 7 grows nearer and nearer to its end of extended support date (January, 2020), one would expect the trend toward Windows 10 to accelerate accordingly. One thing for sure, January 2020 will be crunch time for all those users who have sworn never to install Windows 10 and to migrate over to either Linux or Mac. We’ll see. 🙂


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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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