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Google Chrome Marketshare Rise In November

More people are adopting Google Chrome as their main browser as the latest monthly survey by Net Applications shows.

One in every eleven browsers used worldwide is a Chrome or Chrome based browser (either Chromium, Rockmelt or similar) and Chrome gained 0.78 per cent (or 10 per cent of its market share in November).

The other big winner was Apple's Safari which was up 0.22 per cent last month. Both Opera and Firefox lost shares, albeit 0.15 points when lumped together.

This means that Internet Explorer was the one who lost the most shares in November. Currently standing at 58.26 per cent, IE8 now accounts for 32.75 per cent, nearly a third of the global browser market.

IE6 portion dropped to under 14 per cent while IE7 now commands the same market size as Chrome at 9.5 per cent. Both browsers lost 1.77 per cent altogether while IE8 gained 3.74 percent.

As for IE9, which is still in Beta, it occupies 0.38 per cent of the market, a 33 per cent rise on the previous month, one which was fuelled by a more frequent build release cycle.

Chrome is likely to surge past the 10 per cent mark by next month while its presence on Mac and Linux continues to grow significantly.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.