Internet Explorer’s market share continues to slip

Internet Explorer’s market share continues to slip, an Amsterdam-based company which monitors real-time web usage is reporting that Microsoft’s share of the browser market continues to slide — down 5 percent from May to 88.90 percent. Mozilla’s browsers have a total global usage share of 7.35 percent. The new Mozilla’s Firefox has a total usage share of 4.58 — up from effectively zero a year ago. The total usage share of the main Mozilla browser was 2.1 percent at the end of May. Nobody who uses Firefox will be surprised.

Wonder what Microsoft will do. (I’ve discussed the company’s strategic dilemma with IE before.) The thing about Firefox, you see, is that it’s open source software, so there’s no possibility of destroying it the way MS destroyed the (closed source) Netscape operation. Watch this space.