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Microsoft's IE Market Share Shrinks to under 65% -- Windows 7 a Huge Success

The February 2010 Browser and Operating System Market Share White Paper has just been released by Janco Associates.

Park City, UT – Janco has just released its Browser and Operating System Market Share White Paper.  The major findings are that in the last 12 months Microsoft’s browser market share has continued to erode – Microsoft lost over 6% in the last 12 months;  Firefox’s market share is unchanged for the last 12 months; Google Desktop and Chrome now have just under 6%; and Netscape is no more.  On the operating systems side, Windows 7 is being accepted at a pace is parallel to the way Window XP was in the 90’s.  The CEO of Janco Associates, Victor Janulaitis said, “The last six months have been a mixed bag for Microsoft.  Their browser market share has fallen to level that they back in 1998 with no end in sight.   At the same time Windows 7 now has 12% of the OS market in less than 7 months since its release.”

The top five browser market share rankings are: 1 - Microsoft’s IE – 64.78%; 2 - Firefox – 17.38%; 3 – Google (Desktop & Chrome) – 5.78%; 4 – Mozilla – 1.73%; 5 – Safari– 1.39%.  The CEO of Janco Associates, Inc and the ITPC, M. Victor Janulaitis said: “The positive glow on Google’s Chrome was dulled in with the identification of some defects in the way it handles XML pages.  But the real story is the continued erosion of Microsoft’s” market

Trends in Browser Market Share 12 Months - February 2010 – February 2009

Browser Market Share

Historic IE Market Share

Windows 7 is an initial success

A major finding in the report is that Microsoft’s new Operating System, Windows 7 has 12.05% of the OS market less than 7 months after its release.  That is a major factor in their improved record earnings.  Janulaitis said, “The last time that an OS was accepted as quickly the market was XP.  Vista’s market share has peaked and is in the process of being decommissioned in most enterprise.”

Windows Market Share

A summary of Janco’s browser market share data can be found on the Janco’s web site (https://www.e-janco.com/browser.htm).   In addition the full white paper with excel spread sheets can be purchased at both sites for $249.
Janco’s has collected consistent data on browser activity since September 1997.  The data is collected from commercial sites that focus on business to business activity.  The IT productivity Center anticipates that it will issue an update to it market share data at the end of the fourth quarter of this year.

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