Internet Explorer still dominates the browser landscape by a wide margin, but it has been slowly but surely losing share for years. Firefox, once thought to the be the future, has stalled at roughly 20-25 percent usage share and is, in fact, slowly declining too. Chrome, however, is on the rise, with steady gains since its release a few years back.

These are simple (and accurate statements). But sometimes a picture helps tell the story better. And in this case, Net Applications obliges with a graph showing the relative usage share of each of the major web browsers over the past few years.

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Credit: Net Applications