There's no reason to panic in Redmond, Internet Explorer is still the most dominant browser on the planet with a 59.3 percent share of the market. But at the same time, IE continues to trend in the wrong direction (for Microsoft), slipping slightly from the 59.7 percent share it claimed one month ago, and down from 62.1 percent to begin the year, according to Net Applications.
Meanwhile, Chrome has increased the size of its grip from 5.2 percent in January 2010 to 8.5 percent in October 2010. That's also half a percentage point higher than what it was last month.
Chrome is now the fastest growing browser out of the bunch, while Firefox, Safari, and Opera haven't been showing much movement as of late. Firefox, for example, dropped from 23 percent last month to 22.9 percent currently, while Safari didn't budge at 5.3 percent and Opera dropped from 2.4 percent to 2.3 percent.