Friday 17 September 2004
SLIP SLIDING AWAY – Microsoft Internet Explorer loses market share for the first time in over seven years.
In the meantime, Mozilla browser share grew from 3.5% to 5.2%.
These numbers might not look like a lot at first glance, but considering this is the most significant change in the browser market we’ve seen since IE grabbed the top spot seven years ago, there’s some reason to party.
In related news, Mozilla is promoting a 1,000,000 downloads in 10 days event via its spreadFirefox.com web site. With eight days to go, they’re already over half the way there! Of course, The Web Standards Project (WaSP) Browse Happy campaign provides information on why you should consider leaving the little blue “e” behind, and offers a number of alternatives to Firefox, as well.