It’s a Start

By Deane Barker on July 12, 2004

Internet Explorer rivals celebrate gains: That’s a 1% decline in market share in one month.

Security flaws in Microsoft’s (MSFT) ubiquitous Web browser are breathing life into Internet Explorer’s rivals. Since early June, Explorer’s share of the market has dropped from 95.48% to 94.42%, according to San Diego Web analytics firm WebSideStory. […]

Rolf Assev, marketing vice president of Opera Software, says sales of its desktop browser have tripled the past two to three weeks. Opera is also receiving renewed interest from corporations and having conversations with unnamed PC makers about preloading the browser on their machines. “That has not happened before,” he says.