Browser Market Share, November 2012 and IE’s Browser Your Love To Hate Campaign

Here is the browser market share for November 2012, based on traffic to my top site (number in parentheses shows change from October 2012):

Google Chrome: 37.22% (+0.51%)
IE: 29.85% (-0.92%)
Firefox: 27.11% (+0.01%)
Safari: 2.86% (+0.32%)
Opera: 1.44% (+0.08%)

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Microsoft started to distribute IE7 via Windows Update

Microsoft has said that distribution of IE7 will happen through Windows Update soon, but it never specified the date. Well, just now my machine was trying to install IE7 as a Windows Update, so we know now it’s starting.

It’ll be interesting to see how much of an effect this have on the % IE7 to total IE for this month. Recall that in October and November, the adoption of IE7 was much slower than the adoption of Firefox 2.0.