Netscape Survives War of the Browsers, PC World Online Survey Says.SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 1997--
Despite Hype, PC Users Still Prefer Navigator Over Microsoft's IE 4
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1. A period of intense or excited feeding, as by sharks.
2. Excited activity by a group, especially around a focal point: around Microsoft's new Internet See Web 2.0 and Internet2. Explorer 4 browser isn't translating into repeat business, a new survey reports.
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3. a poll released today by PC World Online http://www.pcworld.com, half (49.6%) of the users of rival Netscape Navigator An earlier Web browser for Windows, Macintosh and X Windows from Netscape that provided secure transmission over the Internet. Soon after its introduction in 1994, Navigator, or just "Netscape," as it was commonly called, quickly became the leading browser on the Web. who downloaded Microsoft's Internet Explorer Microsoft's Web browser, which comes with Windows starting with Windows 98. Commonly called "IE," versions for Mac and Unix are also available. Internet Explorer is the most widely used Web browser on the market. It has also been the browser engine in AOL's Internet access software. 4 said they will not switch to IE 4 as their permanent browser. Only 19.1% said they would make a permanent switch, with 31.3% undecided.
Likewise, the "push" technology, which is one of Internet Explorer's key features, took a beating. More than half the respondents (50.2%) said they believe "push" technology is not a benefit. Over 40% of respondents said they don't even subscribe to Verb 1. subscribe to - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; a "push" service, which delivers content tailored to a user's requests. Among those who do, Microsoft Internet Explorer See Internet Explorer. 4 (25.5%) and PointCast (24.2%) virtually tied as favorites, with Netscape Netcaster far behind with 16.3%.
An impressive 60.6% of the respondents said they had downloaded the Explorer browser. The results are part of a recent survey administered to PC World Online's Advisory Council -- a panel of more than 11,000 volunteer PC World Online users who offer opinions regularly on technology and Internet issues.
Read the latest updates on the Microsoft vs. Netscape browser wars at http://www.pcworld.com/news/ie4. Tomorrow, PC World Online posts "Communicator vs. IE 4: And The Winner Is..." -- an in-depth editor review of the two browsers which can be accessed at http://www.pcworld.com/browsers.
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