GVU Web Survey: People don't download browsers

Rohit Khare (rohit@bordeaux.ICS.uci.edu)
Fri, 20 Feb 1998 02:07:55 -0800

Nice to see the obvious proven scientifically: all of us weenies put together
are the 3% that care about new browsers.


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Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 20:11:43 -0800
From: Ziemowit Laski <laski@ics.uci.edu>
Subject: Ammunition for Janet Reno

A quote from the 8th Ga Tech WWW survey:

"A fresh light has been shed on the browser wars as a result of a set
of never before asked questions. We now know that a) the dominant
method people acquire browsers is via bundling with hardware,
software, and Internet Service Providers (ISP) and b) the majority of
users never switch browsers (even among users who have been on the
Internet for over three years). Given these new findings, it is not
surprising to see the slow, but steady emergence of Internet Explorer
as market share is being gained primary from new users who receive the
browser bundled as part of other computer related purchases."

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