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Windows 7: Below 60% – In the Browser Wars IE is Losing Ground

05 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 
Below 60% – In the Browser Wars IE is Losing Ground

Yesterday I posted some stats showing how Windows 7 was creeping up on Windows XP in the Market Share environment. Today, I’ll share some stats about how Internet Explorer is faring compared to the other browsers in the market.
It should come as no surprise that Internet Explorer is losing ground to the other browsers. Here are the latest results:
Browser Stats

The next biggest market share holder is Mozilla’s Firefox with about 25% of the market. And compared to March, there was not much shift.
March Broswer Stats

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But if you compare the figures to where they were a year ago, the landscape looks different.
May 2009 - Browser Market Share

Everyone gained except Microsoft. Google Chrome was not even on the radar then.
The writing is on the wall. If Microsoft hopes to better compete in the browser market it has to make changes to its browser; it really is as simple as that.
Although that may be easier said than done, many developers working for Microsoft’s competitors have made the move and have made their respective browser’s better than Internet Explorer.
So what is Microsoft’s reaction? Well they are cognizant of the issues. Several months ago, at the Mix 2010 event, Microsoft released a technical preview for Internet Explorer 9. The big switch will be the move to Windows PC’s graphics horsespower. This will aid in both text rendering and graphics. But the recent attention has focused in something entirely different. Microsoft announced that the browser’s built-in HTML 5 video support will be limited to the H.264 codec.
The issues for Microsoft Internet Explorer are speed, security, manageability, and integration with other well known codecs. The browser has to have a look and feel like other browsers, even if they do not want to admit it. HTML5 may be the language used for future development and integration, but they have to move faster or their market share will slip even further.

Source: NetMarketShare

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