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EU browser ballot box already leading to slip in IE market share

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 Mar 2010 1:12 User comments (1)

EU browser ballot box already leading to slip in IE market share In the first month since Microsoft created the "browser ballot box" as a way to end the EU's antitrust case against them, Internet Explorer's market share has dropped, as much as 2.5 percent in some nations such as France.
Data from StatCounter says IE market share dropped 2.5 percent in France, 1.3 percent in Italy, and 1 percent in the UK, not giant numbers, but definitely notable. Opera has reported that downloads of their browser are 200 percent higher, while Mozilla says: "We have seen significant growth in the number of new Firefox users as a result of the Ballot Choice screen."

The ballot box gives Windows users a chance to choose between 12 different browsers.

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129.3.2010 16:02

It's always good to have competition in the market place and I guess for those who don't know anything about computers it helps to give them a choice of other browsers. One problem is most people don't like change or to have to learn something new even if it is better in the long run so I wouldn't expect these percetages to be high, heck I still know people that run that crappy AOL browser and they would be lost with out it.

From Express Buzz:
According to web measurement firm Net Applications, Internet Explorer has a 62 per cent share of the browser market, with Mozilla's Firefox browser its closest rival with a 24 per cent market share.

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