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Firefox percentage up to 14.2 at February

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Like hungry puppies with sharp teeth, Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari Web browsers continue to chew and gnaw away at the juicy legs of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE).

According to new figures from Web metrics company, Net Applications, February saw both Firefox and Safari grab a bigger share of the browser market as IE’s share continues to shrink.

Firefox - which comes in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux flavours – increased its share from 13.7 percent in January to 14.2 percent, while the Mac OSX Safari browser had a small but noticeable shimmy upwards, from to 4.7 percent from 4.85 percent.

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Slow but steady market share increases for Firefox, Opera and Sa

Alternative web browsers Firefox, Safari and Opera are chipping away at Internet Explorer's popularity, slowly stealing market share from Microsoft's still-dominant browser, and a push for increased security might be to thank.

Gains for the alternative browsers have been slow on a month-to-month basis, with Mozilla’s Firefox seeing a 0.41-percent growth rate from January to last month. Safari’s market share grew from 4.7 percent to 4.85 percent during that time, while Opera moved from 0.73 percent to 0.79 percent and Netscape fell from 0.79 percent to 0.74 percent, according to Net Applications, a small-and-medium enterprise business-monitoring firm.

However, the market growth of third-party browsers has been more pronounced annually.

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