Market Share's report on Internet Browser penetration must be making interesting reading over at Microsoft, now that almost 3 in 10 users are browsing on something other than IE.
Whilst IE's market share fell from 77% to 71% over the last ten months, Firefox (19.5% up from 6%) and Safari (6.7% up from 5.1%) being the main beneficiary.
Google's Chrome managed to capture market share to the tune of 0.78% from a standing start and I'd wager next time we see a similar report that will sit somewhere between 5% and 10%, probably leapfrogging Safari in the process.
Of course these figures are based on the information of one company, so without digging deep into the hows and whys of the survey undertaken, its probable that they vary from the true picture.
Still the trend information should be consistent, which suggests that having oulled IE from the Mac platform a few years ago, Microsoft could be looking at making a similar decision on the Windows platform in a few years time.