Firefox lost 0.6 percent marketshare in July

Posted on Monday, Aug 15 2005 @ 21:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
While Firefox today announced their browser has been downloaded more than 80 million times, a new report states Firefox lost some marketshare for the first time since its introduction.

The report from NetApplications.com says over July, Microsoft's Internet Explorer gained 0.6 percent from 86.6 percent in June to 87.2 percent in July. While Firefox's share decreased from 8.7 percent in June to 8.1 percent in July.
Over the course of this year, Firefox had posted monthly market share gains of between 0.5 percent and 1.0 percent at the expense of IE, according to NetApplications.com, which compiles its browser usage data from more than 40,000 websites monitored by its HitsLink.com service.

Apple's Safari ranked third and grew its share slightly to 2.13 percent from 1.93 percent, while Netscape, which once ruled this market, slid a bit to 1.50 percent from 1.55 percent. Opera came in fifth with a 0.49 percent market share.
More details at TechWorld.

I believe when Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 7, Firefox's marketshare will continue to drop.


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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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