Browser war began in 1995 and continues to this day. Almost all Internet users are faced with its negative consequences: Web designers have to work harder to create their ideal sites display in all browsers, ordinary users are often faced with the fact that to view the site you want to use a different browser. 1995-1999, marked the beginning of tough competition browser. Most popular observers were then Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. After Microsoft began shipping its browser in the OS Windows, Netscape share dropped to almost zero. But the number of users of Internet Explorer seriously declined after the appearance of Mozilla Firefox in 2004. On Currently your browser from Microsoft uses 53% of the people, and the proportion is 35% Firefox. Read additional details here: Michael Chabon . Statistics browsers in Russia is slightly different.
The most popular browsers have an Opera. In other countries (not including the CIS), the popularity of this browser is only 2-3%. But what makes the Internet user to choose one or the other browser? Most people use the Internet Explorer browser only because of the fact that it pre-installed into the operating system of Windows. This browser is many drawbacks, including – serious security problems. The advantage of the browser is that web designers are still optimizing sites to display it.
Mozilla Firefox is well respected among webmasters and advanced users. This browser has no serious flaws, and extensions written for it, can increase the functionality of the browser several times. Gaining more and more popular browser Google Chrome, developed by Google. Its share of the browser market is about 8%. The reason why the browser is often criticized – his minimalism and initially limited functionality. In addition, some users refuse to use this browser, fearing for their privacy.