Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Feb 2011 23:11 UTC
Internet & Networking "Chrome's usage share for January has made it into double digits: the browser was used by 10.7 percent of Web users last month, up from 9.98 percent in December. It was a good month too for Safari, up to 6.30 percent from 5.89 percent the month before. The WebKit-powered browsers were the big winners: Microsoft's Internet Explorer was the big loser. Internet Explorer reached a new all-time low of 56 percent, down 1.08 percentage points from last month. Though Internet Explorer 8 continues to perform well - up 1.15 points from December - defections from Internet Explorer 6 and 7 to other browsers continue to dominate, with those versions losing 1.63 and 0.47 points respectively. The beta of Internet Explorer 9 made minor gains, rising to 0.50 percent share. Firefox continues to hover between 22 and 23 points; its January share was 22.75 percent, erasing the small gains it made in December. Opera made small gains, up to 2.28 from 2.20 percent a month ago."
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RE: It is interesting...
by theTSF on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 14:57 UTC in reply to "It is interesting..."
theTSF
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Well they are still winning... But they are loosing their lead. 56% is nothing to scoff at. Over the past decade and a half, Microsoft dominance was due to lack of good competition. It took FireFox, Chrome and Safari to release a browser that was Faster then IE. Back in the old days Netscape and Mozilla were slow and sluggish and only really used by geeks who just hated Microsoft. So when other browsers became competitive Microsoft Lost Market share, they still may continue loosing share and I estimate they will settle at around 40% share. with 20% with WebKit based browsers and 20% firefox. Unless Microsoft makes someting really good or really screws up bad.

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