For everyone who ever thought that once Microsoft had a market by the throat that it would never lose significant market-share, I present the news that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer’s share of the world Web browser market has dropped to 49.8%. Finally!
While the Department of Justice couldn’t bust Microsoft’s Web browser monopoly even though it had won its anti-trust suit against Microsoft, open-source software is finally cracking Microsoft’s once iron-grip on Web browsers. First, Firefox, and more recently Google with its Chrome Web browser have managed to pry Microsoft’s fingers from around the users’ throat.
They did it the old-fashioned way. They delivered better products.