Chrome browser grows 10% in April

May 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.

Image Credit: NetApplications


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