The web browser vendor are present and past competitions to make their browser dominance and popular in the web browser market. Although Microsoft Internet Explorer currently is the first popular web browser on Microsoft Windows but the presence of alternative browsers have successfully reduced the market share of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Microsoft had advantage in the browser wars, Microsoft Windows had over 90% share of the operating system market and Microsoft Internet Explorer was bundled with every copy of Windows. So, Microsoft was able dominate the web browser market share easily as customer had Microsoft Internet Explorer as a default browser. Microsoft also locked up a large portion of the Macintosh browser market in 1997 as part of its agreement with Apple that year to make Internet Explorer for Mac the default browser on the Mac for five years.

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