Study finds Netscape lead slipping

A new survey by Jupiter Communications indicates that Netscape's Navigator Web browser is losing its once-tremendous lead in the browser wars as Internet Explorer gains quickly. According to the survey, Navigator holds 59% of the browser marketshare with Internet Explorer at 21%. Jupiter predicts that Netscape's share will fall to 38% before the end of this year. Jupiter attributes IE's gains to Microsoft's bundling deals with America Online, CompuServe, AT&T and other online services.

Netscape countered news of the survey by noting that most of their sales are to businesses. The Jupiter survey is concerned largely with end-users and consumers. Also, Netscape's E-mail program is making big gains in the business world: according to IDC, 5.5 million people are using the Netscape mail program

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