The fight for web browser supremacy is on! In 2009, Internet browsing heavy weight Internet explorer fell hard as a majority of its users flocked to FireFox, which offers fewer bugs and crashes. Google Chrome, an up and coming browser touting its “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” speed, outpaced Safari and Opera in the 2008 browser wars.
Chrome has steadily gained market share over the last few years, chipping away at gains FireFox made in 2009 against Internet Explorer. According to browser statistics released by w3schools.com, as of December 2010, IE weighed in at a dismal 27.5 percent user rating, while FireFox showed little volatility, although down from 45.5 percent, with a 43.5 percent user rating. Google Chrome is slowly proving to be a formidable opponent. The shear magnitude of users dumping IE for Chrome, shows users are fed up with the bugs that plague the old browser or just want something faster and newer. Many IE users have fled to Chrome, while many FireFox users seem, relatively, content with their browser of choice.