Although the battle for Microsoft's monopoly takes many years, it seems that Firefox will finally win the war against Internet Explorer.
Why is Firefox gaining ground?
It is clear that the reason is because Google is the lord of the web, so it has been given all the time to be able to evolve the old Mozilla to a browser that every day gains followers ... among those who have an interest in the web, those who browse .
The following graph I have taken from the statistics of the blog, which in general are users of geographic information systems. For Firefox to have managed to steal almost 30% from Microsoft, it means that it has worked hard compared to the next (Opera) which barely reaches 1%.
Google does a lot of juggling in order for Internet users to know its fox, which by the way goes quite well with its plugin system and update alerts. And while his ads are pretty monotonous, it seems like he's finally paying off.
Why does IE still have so many users?
Simply because Microsoft has no competition against its PC system, Windows will continue to be the leader for several years, although it will lose leadership on the web.
The following graphic shows how Windows dominates the 97%, so that the little specialized user or who browses the web uses the browser that brings windows, the rest is an old story.
From the operating systems side, the battle will not be so easy. For its part, Google promotes its Google Pack product, which includes Google Earth, Picasa and its wonderful offline search engine; as well as Google Docs a free but online Office equivalent. We all know that the world is not ready for it ... but when it is, and it seems it will be soon Google will be the lord and master.
The question is, will AutoCAD and ESRI lose their crown one day? I say because we all aspire poetically that there is no evil that lasts a hundred years 🙂