Browser wars

Following the EU ruling earlier today that saw Microsoft fined for €561m, it's interesting to look at how the internet browser usage landscape has changed since proceedings began. Even though a bug in Microsoft's software meant that alternative browsers weren't offered to users on installation, Microsoft's Internet Explorer lost market dominance. New entrants like Google Chrome ate away at Microsoft's market share:

Even if there were obstacles to installing alternatives, entrepreneurs made software so appealing that users accepted those costs to change browser. It wasn't regulatory attempts that saw Internet Explorer fall, but other firms coming up with better, more appealing products.