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Despite the prevelance of Internet usage these days, confusion still abounds about Web Browsers, what they do and why we need them.

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What Is the Most Popular Web Browser?

Ever since Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) has been packaged with Windows it has (not unsurprisingly) been the most popular browser.

Despite lawsuits and restrictions on what Microsft can and cannot package with Windows, IE remains the most widely used worldwide, though there are strong regional and demographic influences.

Other web browsers such as Mozilla's FireFox, Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari are generally considered more robust, more standards compliant and easier to develop for.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Browser Version Market Share

Typical Website Browser Usage Statistics

browser usage statistics