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Internet Explorer falls below 60% of the browser market for the first time

Posted in Browsers by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2010

Well, it had to happen sooner or later, what with all of the browsers available. For the first time ever Microsoft’s Internet Explorer accounts for less than 60% of the browser market. At one point it dominated with 95% of the market in 2003. NetApplications, who published the figure, has IE at 59.9%, Firefox with 24.5% and Google’s Chrome with a 6.7% share (up from 1.7% last year). Safari wasn’t listed.

Gartner analyst Jeffrey Mann, said, “There are more viable alternatives now. Google has been advertising and there are more people using Macs and Apple’s Safari. There is just a great awareness that there are alternatives,” And it might just be that MS is losing loyal users as well.

Internet Explorer losing users as other browsers gain

Posted in Browsers by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2010

The browser wars are heating up. Just in the last quarter, Chrome, Safari and Opera have all set new records for browser market share with 4.63, 4.46 and 2.4 percent. The period is also significant because it is the first time Chrome has beaten Safari to third place, and all of the numbers come at the expense of IE, which is losing users at a rate of 0.92 percentage points a month.

Sure, Microsoft’s 62.7 percent slice still looks nice, but projections from Net Applications suggest that it could shrink to below 50 percent by May of 2010. Net Applications monitors incoming traffic to over 40,000 websites to generate a sample size of about 160 million unique visitors per month, so if they say that it’s so, it likely is.

Windows 7 E heading to Europe without Internet Explorer

Posted in Windows by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2009

Windows 7 E heading to Europe without Internet ExplorerThose living in Europe will have a few versions of the upcoming Windows 7. The operating system is called Windows 7 E and will leave out Internet Explorer as well as other browsers so that users can choose their own browser.

It’s a regulation that Microsoft will work around by offering free copies of IE8 to OEMs. Consumers will be able to choose their own copies through CD, FTP or retail channels.