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by Stephen Logan on 21st December 2009
As a result of a new decision by the European Commission (EC), Microsoft’s Internet Explorer may see its dominance of the web browser sector challenged over the next few years.
Editor-in-chief at Computer Weekly Bryan Glick pointed out that it will take time for trends to change, since the majority of the public have only heard of Microsoft, which means it is the browser they are most likely to trust.
His comments were made following a ruling by the EC, which was made to boost competition in the sector for Windows users, as there were concerns that Microsoft may have been abusing its dominant market position.
Mr Glick noted that other applications such as Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome could soon take a larger share of the sector, although it is not likely to have a significant effect on SEO services.
He added: "It will probably take a while until Internet Explorer is no longer number one. It still has, depending on whose stats you read, at least 60 to 70 to 80 per cent of the market."