Top web browsers 2018: It’s ‘Groundhog Day’ for IE and Edge
Microsoft’s browsers last month continued to slouch toward invisibility as the combined user share of Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge fell to yet another record low.
According to California-based analytics company Net Applications, IE’s and Edge’s share dropped by a quarter of a percentage point in October, ending at 13.8%, a record for the century and a number not seen by Microsoft since IE first took on Netscape Navigator in the 1990s.
On its own IE – the 23-year-old browser last updated nearly three years ago – slipped nearly half a percentage point to just 9.5%. (Edge, the default browser for Windows 10, made up for some of IE’s decline by climbing a quarter of a point.)