IE Loses Almost 6.5% Market Share in 12 Months
Janco and the IT Productivity Center have just released its March 2009 Browser and Operating System Market Share White Paper. The major findings are that Microsoft's IE browser market share has stabilized at 72.23% versus 69.72% in March 2008 and 78.69% in March 2007; Firefox has maintained its number 2 browser position and is used by almost 17.18% of all users; Google, with its Desktop and Chrome offerings, has just under 3% of the market. ; and acceptance of Vista continues to be below Microsoft's expectation.
Victor Janulaitis, the CEO of Janco said, "The major browser findings of the study are: Microsoft's Internet Explorer's market share has stabilized and Google's Chrome is a non-event. " The White Paper has a detailed historical analysis of browser market share since 1997. The findings are supported by data which is provided both graphically and in spreadsheet format.
On the Operating System front, Microsoft's Vista is installed on just under 1 in 5 desktops (19.53%) after 27 months since Vista's first release (RC1). Janulaitis added, " Vista proves that large companies like Microsoft can and do make huge blunders in technology. Microsoft can no longer count on moving users to new products like Vista as quickly as they want. "