Would be nice to see here, but I am starting to see more and more computers that friends and coworkers have me look at that have Firefox on them.
As Bob said, I too have noticed an increase in people using Firefox. I'm not bothered by having internet explorer on my computer, in fact I sometimes need it for certain web pages. I'm not sure why people go crazy over this "issue," I mean you can change the default program and everything. People just need to be better and smarter consumers.
I think its more companies like Opera want more share and most people just use what they have which is IE. I don't think this is a consumer thing. I may be wrong though.
I use IE here and there too.
As regards monopolistic practices, Mac is irrelevant, at least here in Europe, where Opera, for example, seems to command a larger share of the browser market than Safari. Microsoft, of course, is not, and therefore the European Commission is to be applauded for forcing the firm to modify its «lock-in» behaviour. While it is quite true that one can easily (i e, if one knows how) download, install, and use another browser on a Windows box, we have, I am sure, all met large numbers of people that believe that the «e» with the ring around it stands for the Internet. Giving people a choice will educate them to the fact that there exists a choice, with positive consequences both for those who then choose to use IE and for those who do not. That is, if, in this particular case, it is true that competition tends to lead to better products from the point of view of the end consumer....
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