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Sep 11, 2002, 13:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Farhad Manjoo)

[ Thanks to Tomáš Marek for this link. ]

"On Aug. 28, WebSideStory, a firm that keeps statistics on the software that people use online, released some numbers confirming what most Web surfers who think about such things already know: Almost nobody uses the Netscape Navigator Web browser. WebSideStory reported that Netscape, the company many people credit with sparking the Internet revolution, is now forlorn in the world it helped create, claiming only 3.4 percent of the world's Web users.

"That's a stunning decline from just a year ago, when Netscape had a 13 percent share--and especially from the company's heights of the mid-1990s, when virtually everyone used its browser. But now, 96 percent of the people online use Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and it's likely that Netscape will lose even more ground in the future, according to WebSideStory.

"'The browser war,' said one of the firm's executives in its press release, 'is in fact a massacre...'"

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