Microsoft’s theory prior to Internet Explorer 8‘s (download) release was, the new browser would help reverse its steadily declining market. So far, IE8 doesn’t appear to be helping, as IE continued to fall in March, hitting 66.8 percent, according to data from the Net Applications research firm. However, Some people are shifting to IE8, as this Net Applications chart shows. But most of that shift is from previous versions of the Microsoft browser, not from new converts or from people coming back from using Firefox or other browsers, reports Todd Bishop.
The question now: If a full-blown overhaul didn’t do the trick for IE’s market share, what will?