Browser rivals rein in Explorer


Microsoft has taken a hit from rivals AOL and Netscape in the ongoing browser war, a survey claims.

The software giant still controls around 50 per cent of the market but is surrendering ground to its competitors - down from more than 63 per cent, say analysts at Janco Associates.

Netscape is now on 29 per cent, while AOL's browsers have seen a 'marked increase' with 16 per cent of the market.

Janco chief Victor Janulaitis says the two companies have picked up 16 per cent of the browser market from Microsoft.

'AOL and Netscape are continuing to get more users as users now how more and better options that Microsoft,' he said. 'Based on analysis of the data, it is clear that Netscape and AOL are taking the market back from Microsoft.'

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