Will Microsoft improve Internet Explorer?

Posted on Thursday, Oct 07 2004 @ 18:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Internet Explorer has been used by approximately 95 percent of Web surfers since June 2002, according to WebSideStory, a San Diego Web metrics company.

Recently, however, its dominance has begun to erode slightly, due in part to a number of well-publicized IE security vulnerabilities and a generally favorable reception to Firefox, a slimmed-down browser developed as part of the open-source Mozilla project.

Increasing pressure from alternative browsers such as Firefox and Opera will ultimately cause Microsoft to take a second look at the browser and how it can better be used to leverage Microsoft's monopoly, Andreessen says.

"Microsoft is certainly going to respond competitively to these things. I can guarantee that," he says. "I think that it is quite possible that this is going to get very interesting over the next two or three years," he says.

Read more at PC World


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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