According to figures provided by Net Applications, Firefox saw its usage slip from 8.71% of users in June to 8.07% in July. However, Internet Explorer went from 86.56% in June to 87.2% and Safari was third with 2.13%, a small growth from the previous month.
Net measurement is always a tricky business and whenever we quote Net Application figures, someone always quotes figures to us that make it look all doom and gloom for El Vole's browser. However, this is the first time Fireferret figures have slumped.
Net Applications' COO Dan Shapero notes that it might be a coincidence that it happened at the same time as Mozilla created a "for profit" division. Or it might not, informs Inquirer.
According to Techworld, NetApplications.com has said to IDG, that in the past that reaching a 10 percent market share would be a milestone for Firefox which could help it win acceptance in the corporate market.
Apple's Safari ranked third and grew its share slightly to 2.13 percent from 1.93 percent, while Netscape, which once ruled this market, slid a bit to 1.50 percent from 1.55 percent. Opera came in fifth with a 0.49 percent market share.