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Microsoft's Internet Explorer continues to dominate the global Web browser market, according to Web statistics company About 94 percent of more than 2-million daily visitors to Web sites using's services are using some version of Internet Explorer. The company said last week that global usage of IE 6.0, the most recent version, has increased 2.7 percent since July 2003. Meanwhile, use of Safari, Apple Computer's browser introduced last summer, has increased 92 percent during that time. Here's the breakdown:

Browser Market share

1. Microsoft IE 6.0 68.1%

2. Microsoft IE 5.5 13.8%

3. Microsoft IE 5.0 11.8%

4. Mozilla 1.8%

5. Opera 7.0 0.8%

6. Microsoft IE 4.0 0.7%

7. Safari 0.48%