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Microsoft Failing To Retake Website Browser Share

Posted: 05th Mar, 2007 By: MarkJ
Despite the generally well received launch of Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7 (IE) website browser last year, rival Firefox (Mozilla) has continued to take market share away from the software giant:

However, it still had a massive 79.1 per cent of the browser market in February this year, down from 79.8 per cent in January. Mozilla's open-source rival to IE, Firefox, has grabbed some of the market share to claim second place with 14.2 per cent, according to figures from Net Applications.

"After a minor hiccup in January, Firefox seems to be back on the offensive in February 2007. January showed a brief halt to Firefox's assault on Microsoft Internet Explorer's market share," said Vincent Vizzaccaro of Net Applications.

Internet Explorer accounted for 84.7 per cent of the market back in March 2006 and despite launching IE7 in November last year it has steadily been in decline.

The news will no doubt be troubling for Microsoft, which will have been hoping to hold the line against Firefox through IE7. Typically work on both Firefox 3 and IE8 has already begun, although knowing Microsoft the latter will probably only be released for Vista. More @ Web-User.
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