According to a report on Bleepingcomputer and using data from NetMarketShare (via Sweclockers), Microsoft Edge is now the second most popular browser, having just overtaken Firefox for the first time. 

It won’t come as much of a surprise to find out that Chrome is still the leader, with a whopping 68.5% of the market, but this is still encouraging news for Microsoft, which only released the new Chromium-based Edge browser in January this year.

It’s worth noting that this data doesn’t separate the old proprietary Edge from the new Chromium one, and that is the default browser for Windows 10 and new laptops could sway the numbers. But even so, it’s pretty obvious the rising trend is more likely down to Microsoft’s Chromium-based variant.

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Back in March 2019 Edge was in fourth place with just 5.2% share of the market (behind Internet Explorer 11, Firefox, and Chrome), but since then has leapfrogged the other two to claim a 7.59% share. In the same timeframe Firefox has dropped from 9.27% to 7.19%, while Internet Explorer 11 has dropped down to a 5.6% share.

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