Shocker: Browser Ballot Screen Made Little to No Difference

By | October 27, 2010 | 10 Comments


Shocker: Browser Ballot Screen Made Little to No Difference

When it comes to market share statistics, it looks like everyone’s beloved (or hated) Browser Ballot screen had no drastic effect after all.

While comparing Europe/North America and worldwide market share numbers, Neowin has come up with a conclusion that there is only as little as 1% difference between global and Europe figures.

So here you have it, Internet Explorer “dominance” continues.


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://www.chantcd.com Matthew

    What’s the Browser Ballot screen?

  • nvm

    What a weird conclusion, considering the IE drop in Europe is supposedly much higher than North America.

    Weird conclusion indeed.

    Then again, Neowin was always a bit lame.

  • daddylo

    Well no offense Opera but it was the most buggy Opera release ever ….. NSL …..
    Which they later found out due to there new cache system …
    I think it happen because of Opera 10.20 testing .. if they went straight to 10.50 it could had not been happened.

    But for the good side Opera 10.70 alpha is really stable for me.

    Firefox like hanging .. I always give FF a fair go but it always hanging .. you know does no response fast…

    Chrome … googleupdate.exe … spyware or what ? I think it is countware ( well nothing exist in that name) possibly count real time amount of chrome users.
    IE 8 take ages to pen a new tab .. animation itself slow ….

  • http://www.sumake.eu narzędzia pneumatyczne

    Not a surprise to me. As I said in my previous comments – that was to be expected. I’m really happy to see that government intervention into the market failed again (as it always does – directly, or by unintended consequences). Sadly enough it won’t stop EU bureaucratic machine, but its good to know that it still doesn’t have such a control over people.
    From the other side they might came up to idea that now they should force distributors/manufacturers to preinstall certain browsers on their devices? ;)

    • Ichann

      EU: Microsoft’s Browser screen has helped less people to switch than projected. We will gladly charge Microsoft 2 Billion for the mistake.

      • mabdul

        The screen is only activated if the standard browser is IE! Mostly the “update” (the bailout screen) woun’t be installed by the user and/or the company!

        I wouldn’t overestimate this screen until the actual installed preferences gone “lost” (I mean until enough users adopt to win7)….

      • nvm

        EU: Microsoft’s Browser screen has helped less people to switch than projected. We will gladly charge Microsoft 2 Billion for the mistake.

        It must be painful to be that ignorant.

    • nvm

      I wouldn’t say that it has failed. And protecting the market from predatory practices is a good thing.