Microsoft's Browser Dominance Slipping

Posted on January 21, 2005

Techworld.com reports that Microsoft's dominance in the browser marketplace with Internet Explorer (IE) may be slipping. Techworld.com cited two different research companies, WebSideStory and OneStat, which found that the number of people using IE had fallen a few percentage points while people using the Firefox browser from Mozilla had increased.

Firefox usage increased by nearly 5% from May 2004 to November 2004 according to OneStat while IE usage fell by over 6% in the same timeframe. More people are also using browsers like Safari and Opera. The problems for IE begin when they were continually plagued with security issues last year. The new browsers may also have new designs that offer features unavailable on IE. Browsers need to keep pace with Internet innovation as well as provide top notch security features in order to keep their user base.
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