Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Nov 2008 00:11 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows Every now and then, an article pops up which argues that it would make sense for Microsoft to offer a free, ad-powered version of Windows. "We are all aware that Google is the king of online advertising. Microsoft has wanted to compete in that space forever, which is why giving away Windows 7 makes so much sense," Business Pundit argues, "Let's look at the numbers; Microsoft's operating systems are on 90% of the world's computers, or roughly one billion machines. That's penetration on a massive scale. Even Google has to be impressed." While these articles make some valid points, they rarely dive into the actual details.
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RE[2]: Grasping at straws...
by lemur2 on Fri 21st Nov 2008 13:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Grasping at straws..."
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Mozilla/Safari came along, started getting 'enough' market share and Microsoft started developing again. IE7 seemed to be 'catch up' and IE8 is looking to be a 'build a lead' release


IE6 is in decline. IE7 picks up some of the losses, but not all, so that the rate of increase of IE7 is only about half to one third of the rate of decline of IE6.

Therefore the overall share IE6 + IE7 is decreasing. Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari are all increasing share. Firefox enjoys the bulk of the increases.

IE8 is too low to be measured at this time, since it has not yet been released to a wide audience.

I don't know where you get this notion of IE7 being a "catch up" ... it is a long way behind firefox and losing ground.

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