Microsoft gains on Netscape

browser marketshare aware from Netscape, finishing 1996 at 28%, compared to Netscape's 70%. Other browsers have negligible market share, according to the report. Most online browser comparisons put Netscape at 55-65%, however, and Internet Explorer at 35-35% of the total. Regardless, it is clear that Internet Explorer is gaining on Netscape Navigator, with IE's functional parity or superiority to Navigator being the primary reason. Microsoft also bundles Internet Explorer with virtually every product they sell. According to the Zona report, 86% of those surveyed use Netscape Navigator and 77% use Internet Explorer. The vast majority of users use two browsers. Want more information? Zona Research http://www.zonaresearch.com

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