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Windows 7: Browser ballot already hurting IE market share.

23 Mar 2010   #1

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Browser ballot already hurting IE market share.

The first few weeks of the browser ballot, Microsoft's solution to put an end to the EU antirust case, has already resulted in Redmond's browser losing market share to its rivals, according to web stats firm StatCounter.

In France, IE usage has dropped by 2.5 percent, Italy by 1.3 percent, and the UK by 1 percent. Browser developers Opera and Mozilla have reported strong growth within Europe, with Opera claiming that downloads have doubled since the ballot was introduced, and a Mozilla spokesperson claiming, "We have seen significant growth in the number of new Firefox users as a result of the Ballot Choice screen :As the ballot is rolled out across the rest of Europe, Mozilla expects further gains to be made.
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