Firefox 3.6 becomes number two browser as IE6 declines

The data from the Net Applications for browser market share in August show that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 continues to lead overall and outpace all competitors in growth. Even better news is that Internet Explorer 6–the archaic and insecure browser that refuses to die–is losing ground.

Combining all variations of Internet Explorer 8, the flagship Microsoft browser accounts for 32.44 percent of the worldwide browser market–nearly double the second place browser. Firefox has bumped Internet Explorer 6 to take the number two spot.

While Mozilla, and fans of Firefox would love to consider that a victory, the reality is more about IE6 declining than Firefox winning market share. Firefox market share was relatively stagnant, but it managed to scratch its way to the number two position thanks to Internet Explorer 6 falling nearly a percent.

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