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MS Share of Browser Market

  Edupage, 18 November 1997.  Edupage, a summary of news about information
  technology, is provided three times a week as a service by Educom,
  a Washington, D.C.-based consortium of leading colleges and universities
  seeking to transform education through the use of information
  Over the past nine months, Microsoft has doubled its share of the
  Internet browser market to 40%, up from 20% at the end of 1996,
  according to a Dataquest survey.  Arch rival Netscape still leads with
  close to 58%, but that's down from 73% earlier.  "If Microsoft's growth
  in browser share continues, Dataquest projects Internet Explorer to
  reach parity with Netscape Navigator as early as the second quarter of
  1998,'' says a Dataquest analyst.  "The important battle to watch is the
  change by version -- particularly, will Navigator version 3 users move
  to Navigator version 4, or will they choose Internet Explorer, or
  both?''  Microsoft is currently under investigation by the Justice
  Department over the bundling of its Internet Explorer 4.0 software into
  its Windows operating system.  (AP 18 Nov 97)
  James Packard Love
  Consumer Project on Technology
  P.O. Box 19367 | Washington, DC 20036 
  voice 202.387.8030  | fax 202.234.5176 
  love@cptech.org | http://www.cptech.org