Other browsers, including Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome, remained flat in Net Applications' measurements as well, with Firefox ending April with a 20.3% usage share and with Chrome accounting for 16.4%.
IE's overall share also didn't change in April: Microsoft's various browsers garnered a usage share of 55.8%, steady for the first time since September.
Net Applications measures browser usage by tracking unique visitors to some 40,000 websites operated by its customers. More information on the company's metrics can be found on its website.
IE8 had the largest share of Internet Explorer usage in April. (Data: Net Applications)
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