FireFox: inch by inch…

Get Firefox!InfoWorld: Top News notes that Firefox keeps chipping away at IE’s share.

The Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox managed to slightly increase its usage share in the Web browser market in May, as it continues to compete against the market’s Goliath: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE).

Firefox’s market share reached 8 percent in May, up from 7.38 percent in April, while IE’s slice of the pie shrunk a bit to 87.23 percent, down 0.77 percent, according to a statement released Wednesday by NetApplications.com, an Aliso Viejo, California, maker of applications for monitoring and measuring Web site usage.

Although IE’s share is colossal, Firefox is consistently increasing its share by between 0.5 percent and 1 percent from month to month.

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