A year ago, Internet Explorer was king of the hill with a 76% share. Firefox was in second place with 16%. All other browsers hardly registered (less than 3% each).
This month, Microsoft's premiere browser slipped to a pathetic 50%. Firefox has 24%. And we have a new kid on the block with 13% share: Google's Chrome. (Safari and Opera each have about 5%.)
These results are sort of supported by other statistical studies, whose numbers do vary quite a lot. But there's no question that Internet Explorer is in serious decline, and Chrome is rapidly ascending. (Firefox and Safari are relatively stagnant.)
Steve Ballmer and Microsoft can't be happy, which makes me very happy. Can we spell s-c-h-a-d-e-n-f-r-e-u-d-e, boys and girls?