“Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has lost market share in major European markets, such as France, Britain and Italy, after the U.S. software firm started to make it easier for European consumers to use competing browsers,” Tarmo Virki reports for Reuters.
“Microsoft’s pledge to allow easier access to rival browsers in Windows by the middle of May, ended a long antitrust dispute with the European Union,” Virki reports. “The company has started to send a choice screen, where consumers can easily click on rival browsers, to almost 200 million old and new computers.”
Virki reports, “According to web statistics firm Statcounter, Internet Explorer’s share of all Web surfing has in March dropped in France by 2.5 percentage points from February, in Britain by 1 percentage point and in Italy by 1.3 points.”
“At first sight, Microsoft’s browser Choice Screen shows its own Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Apple Inc’s Safari and Google Inc’s Chrome,” Virki reports. “It is not immediately obvious remaining choices are available by scrolling to the right of the Web page.”
MacDailyNews Take: Not immediately obvious to WIndow sufferers, that is. Of course, until this screen appeared, they thought the Internet was what you got when you clicked the blue “e.”
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