Microsoft’s new beta browser takes up nearly half a per cent of market share.
Microsoft announced today that its upcoming web browser Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded more than 20 million times in its beta form.
In a post on the official Windows Team blog, Microsoft’s Roger Capriotti, Director of Internet Explorer Product Marketing called the response to the new browser “overwhelming”.
“We launched IE9 in 2010, and the response to the IE9 Beta launch on September 15th has been overwhelming,” Capriotti wrote.
“Combined with the near half-percent of users of newly introduced IE9 Beta, the modern Internet Explorer browsers now account for 34.07% of users worldwide according to Net Applications.”
Capriotti also said that Internet Explorer 9 now accounts for nearly 0.46% of total browser market share, a surely nice boost to the dwindling share against rivals like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.