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Net users flock to IE 6.0

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6.0 was the most popular browser on the Web last month, with a total global usage share of 44.7 percent, according to Net analysis company OneStat.com. Microsoft IE 5.5 took the second spot with 26 percent of the global usage share, followed by IE 5.0 with 25 percent, AOL Time Warner's Netscape Navigator 4.0 with 1.6 percent, Netscape Navigator 3.0 with 0.5 percent and Opera 6.0 with 0.4 percent. The numbers show that "Microsoft dominates the browser market with a total global usage share of 97 percent on the Web," said Niels Brinkman, one of the founders of OneStat.com. The privately held, Amsterdam-based company provides Web analysis software to companies such as Air France and Lycos, according to its site.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6.0 was the most popular browser on the Web last month, with a total global usage share of 44.7 percent, according to Net analysis company OneStat.com. Microsoft IE 5.5 took the second spot with 26 percent of the global usage share, followed by IE 5.0 with 25 percent, AOL Time Warner's Netscape Navigator 4.0 with 1.6 percent, Netscape Navigator 3.0 with 0.5 percent and Opera 6.0 with 0.4 percent.

The numbers show that "Microsoft dominates the browser market with a total global usage share of 97 percent on the Web," said Niels Brinkman, one of the founders of OneStat.com. The privately held, Amsterdam-based company provides Web analysis software to companies such as Air France and Lycos, according to its site.