The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Safari Creeps Up, Firefox dips in May

Safari Creeps Up, Firefox dips in May

by , 11:30 AM EDT, June 1st, 2007

Apple's Safari web browser is slowly inching towards a five percent market share after creeping up from 4.59 percent in April to 4.82 percent in May. Firefox, however lost some share to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

For the first time this year, Internet Explorer regained a little market share in May by climbing from 78.03 percent up to 78.67 percent. In comparison, the cross-platform Firefox dropped from 15.4 percent in April to 14.54 percent in May, according to data from Market Share.

Safari has been on a general upswing for a year and a half, as has Firefox. Both browsers have been slowly chipping away at Internet Explorer's piece of the browser market and have managed to keep Microsoft's Windows-only application below 80 percent since December 2006.

The slight upswing in Explorer's numbers is likely due to Windows Vista sales, but even with that increase, Safari continued to climb as well - an indication that Apple's Web browser can still gain in popularity against Microsoft's market dominance.

Recent Headlines - Updated May 28th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Fri,9:47 PM
The Pros and Cons of a Proprietary Apple Car Charger
6:59 PM
VirnetX Wants to Shut Down FaceTime, but it Won’t Happen
5:45 PM
Star Wars: Force Awakens Soundtrack LPs Will Feature Built-in Holograms—Really
5:45 PM
It Could Happen - Universally Autonomous Cars Could Fail in the Marketplace
5:36 PM
Record Your Mac’s Screen with iShowU Instant: $12
1:49 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-27: Apple’s Car Charging Plans, Eddy Cue’s Time Warner Deal
11:50 AM
iPhone SE: Is Less the New More?
10:44 AM
Support for Anti-encryption Laws Crumbles
Thu,11:02 PM
HP Envy 34c Curved Display Video Review
6:18 PM
Thinking Differently about Apple Spending Billions to Buy a Big Media Company
5:30 PM
Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Collection: $29.99
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!