Chrome over takes Internet Explorer but so what, It’s free. Will Chrome OS ever beat Windows?

Google’s Chrome browser is now the most popular browser in the world according to StatCounter. Google Chrome reached a total global market share of 23.6% compared to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 market share of 23.5%. Side Note: Internet Explorer still has the largest global market share if you combine all versions of the browser.

“Google announced Chrome for business exactly a year ago and IT administrators appear to have embraced it in a remarkably short time,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “Looking at the daily stats, Chrome 14 and 15 have been overtaking IE8 at weekends since the beginning of October. However, Chrome 15 overtook IE8 for the first time during the five day working week, in week commencing 5th December. It looks as if people favour Chrome on weekends at home but office commercial use has now caught up.”

StatCounter Global Stats are based on aggregate data collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views per month (4 billion from the US) from the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.

Now that is all great for the browser but Google is not making a dent in the all important operating system market. The Chrome OS has failed to gather any steam after the initial buzz of the CR-48.

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