Safari, Firefox Usage Dips

Safari claimed only 2.45 percent of the browser market for August, down from Julyis 3.18 percent. Firefox dropped, too, moving from 11.34 percent down to 9.2 percent. Internet Explorer, however, climbed back up from 83.56 percent of the browser market to 86.87 percent, according to statistics from Market Share.

So far, 2006 has proven to be a volatile year for Web browser usage statistics. While 2005 showed a steady upward trend for both Safari and Firefox, the first half of 2006 has been a series of ups and downs.

Even with its clear market dominance, Microsoftis Internet Explorer has stayed below the 90 percent mark so far this year.