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Browser ballot screen had no major impact

Posted on Thursday, October 28 2010 @ 03:10:18 CEST by

The European Commission forced Microsoft to incorporate a ballot screen to inform Internet users about the existence of third-party browsers, but an analysis by Neowin indicates no browser really benefits from the Windows 7 ballot screen in Europe. The site used stats from Statcounter to compare the worldwide trend of browser marketshare from January 2010 to October 2010 and concludes the differences are insignificant.
Internet Explorer seems to continue its downward trend, where it is getting dangerously close to losing its decade-long-run of being the most used browser in history. IE is about to lose its lead to Mozilla Firefox, sometime early next year, however, unless Google has something to say.

Google Chrome may have only launched two years ago, but is already making a huge splash in the browser market share, gaining just under one percent every month, about as much as IE loses every month. Google Chrome has made a large impact on the European market, but they have also made significant increase in the North American market as well. The increase may not be as large as the European of worldwide trend, but it has done better than any other browser over the past eight months.



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