Saturday, January 22, 2005

More Firefox Gains

The research firm reported that Internet Explorer?s market shares have dropped by 1.5 percent to 90.3 percent, since December to Mid-January time frame. Mozilla?s Firefox gained 0.9 percent market shares to a full five percent. According to WebSideStory, IE?s market shares have been on a continuous decline since June of last year. Since then, Internet Explorer usage has dropped from 95.5 to 90.3, a 5.8 percent drop in almost seven months.

So, "just" 90% for IE. While I doubt MS is quaking just yet, it's the first significant changes in the browser market in a loooong time, I believe. Give IE's lack of recent updates and poor support for various standards, that can only be a good thing.

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