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Re: Microsoft's browser market share drops 9.5 percent in a year

Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on Saturday 08 September 2007 22:06 : \____
>> <Quote>
>> Microsoft Explorer's share of the browser market has fallen almost 10
>> percent in the past 12 months, to 63.9 percent, mostly at the expense
>> [sic] of Firefox which has boosted its share from 11.8 to 17.4
>> percent.
>> </Quote>
>> http://www.itwire.com/content/view/14373/1054/
>> I think he means that Firefox has increased market share, mostly at
>> the expense of IE.  But no one can write these days.
>> Microsoft deserves it, for claiming falsely that IE was an integral
>> and irremovable part of the OS, for years of dirty tricks with
>> standards, and for doing nothing to improve IE for years until Firefox
>> came along and gave them a little competition.  Why anyone thinks
>> monopoly is good for the consumer is beyond me, but if you pay people
>> enough they will say and do anything.
> They tried to stifle what was able to compete with the desktop monopoly --
> Web-based applications. They perceived this back in 1995 or so. Again, as I
> said before, the Gates deposition tapes fit here nicely.
> Microsoft "knifed the baby". It chose to put the Net on hold and leave
> innovation in the Web inside the freezer. Why? Money.

Talking of inability to write, I saw the following two days ago on ITV
teletext:  "... justifies the favouritism of the team."  Meaning the
status of bookie's favourite, talking about the position of the
Australian Rugby team in the current world-cup in France.  There was
another, similarly awful, error, in the previous paragraph.  I cannot
understand how these people ever got out of school, but worse, how are
they allowed to publish their erroneous drivel nationally?

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