Chrome browser grows 10% in AprilMay 3, 2010: 5:46 PM ET
Chrome's growth comes at the expense of Internet Explorer, which dropped to under 60% for the first time since it crushed Netscape in the 90's.
Google's Open source Chrome Browser, which is available on Mac, Windows and Linux went from 6.1% of the browser market to 6.7%, a hearty gain, especially in the month where Apple (AAPL) sold a million Safari-browsing iPads.
The stats, according to NetApplications who follow browsing habits on their 40,000+ web servers, are part of a larger trend away from Microsoft's (MSFT) Internet Explorer (which dropped .7 percentage points this month) and to Open Source browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.
Firefox has been stuck just below 25% since November of last year, though it has gained some ground over the last two months.
In Operating Systems (below), there wasn't much change, with eight year old Windows XP still getting over 63% of the share. The one month old iPad did manage to get .03% of traffic, however.