According to a study published this week by Zona Research, Netscape Navigator has extended its lead over rival browser Microsoft Internet Explorer in corporations since July. Navigator jumped to 60% marketshare, up from 54% in July. Meanwhile, use of Internet Explorer fell to 40%, down from 45% in July. Zona analyst Clay Ryder says that this reversal of Netscape's fortunes--previously, Navigator had been losing ground to IE--is directly related to the company's decision to make Navigator available for free.
Another interesting note about the survey: This is the first time that no other browser even made the list. IE and Netscape are literally the only Web browsers used, at least the 113 corporations that were surveyed. Also, most users are browsing with the latest (4.x) versions of the products