Free Fall: Internet Explorer Has Now Lost 30% Of The Browser Market
By December 2005 or before, as I have previously anticipated, Internet Explorer will not be anymore the browser of choice for the majority of Internet users. Today, according to my own traffic statistics based on a sample of over 600,000 visitors from over 180 countries, Internet Explorer controls slightly more than 70% of the browser market, where, just twelve months ago it had over 91% of it. The rapid loss of IE users is now a clear and definite trend that appears to be unstoppable: Internet Explorer is showing many bad wrinkles and a slippery short term memory. For a fast-growing number of experienced Internet users IE is already NOT anymore a browser option to consider.
While I'm happy that firefox is gaining market share, 30% seems unrealistic....
Comment by Diego at January 4, 2005 02:41 AM | Permalink
Also notice that "% of browser on internet" is not the same than "% of browsers installed". There must be millions of Windows boxes with IE which don't use internet too much and don't show too much in the stadistics.
If only this was actually true, I'd be thrilled. But to say that IE's marketshare is at only 70% is a ridiculous statement. To say that by the end of 2005, IE will have dropped to below 50% of marketshare is even more crazy. Even Microsoft, with all its corporate might didn't drown Netscape that quickly.
I wish it were true, but I don't see it. Who knows, I hope I eat my words. But even MF is only targeting a 10% marketshare for Firefox by November 2005. Let's say they double it. Where will the other 30+% go? Opera? Safari? I just don't see that happening.Comment by Ali Ebrahim at January 4, 2005 09:40 AM | Permalink