Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft’s Browser Selection + User Ignorance Lets Google’s Chrome “cheat”?

Michael B. from the Mozilla Marketing list recently posted an hypothesis on why Google Chrome may suddenly start taking a much larger chunk out of the browser market now that Microsoft’s browser selection screens are appearing in the EU. “I’ve a hypothesis to explain Chrome’s recent and sudden surge of usage share the last couple months. Let me first say that almost every time I ever ask what web browser someone uses, the answer I get is Google….”

Dell embraces Firefox

Dell, one of the largest PC makers, has begun to put Firefox on their UK PCs. The Inquirer posted a article suggesting it might be true, which was later confirmed by Blake Ross, with a promise of more information later on. (See also: Netscape on HP) This could further push consumers away from Microsoft products, as open source products are more frequently…