Another month has gone by, and these days that usually means the gap between Microsoft's Internet Explorer and most other browsers tightens up. November was no exception.
According to Web analytics firm Net Applications, IE's market share slipped 0.9 percent in November, which is largely the result of IE6 giving up 1.3 percentage points during the same month. For IE6, that's the biggest drop in eight months.
It was another good month for Google's Chrome browser, which increased its total share from 8.5 percent to 9.25 percent, while Mozilla's Firefox went in the other direction, dropping from 22.83 percent to 22.75 percent. Safari now holds a 5.55 percent stake in the browser sweepstakes, which means IE, despite having lost more ground, still holds a larger chunk than all other browsers combined with a 58.26 percent share.