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Internet Explorer loses share; HP promotes environmental progress

Headlines: Firefox increases market share, IE takes a fall; HP pats self on back for environmental progress; other IT channel news.

IT channel news in brief for April 6, 2009

IE lead dwindles

Data from Net Applications show that Internet Explorer has continually lost browser market share from May, 2008 through March, 2009, and currently holds 66.8% of the market, down from 67.4% in February. Mozilla Firefox has had a steady increase for the same period and is now represents about 22% of the market.

IE 7 still dominates the market; IE 6 has 18.4% and the new IE 8 has 1.83%. Firefox 2 and Safari 3.1 and 3.2 have small leads on IE 8.

HP pats self on back for environmental progress

Other news in brief
Sun and IBM deal called off

Hewlett-Packard gave itself high marks for setting and meeting environmental goals last year. The company said it recycled more than 1.7 billion pounds of electronic products and reused 3.5 million hardware units weighing 75 million pounds in 2008, according to a release posted to the company's website. It also qualified for the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay logo program to cut fuel use, greenhouse gases and other emissions. And the HP Deskjet D2545 printer is made almost entirely (83%) from recycled plastics.

Salem takes reins at Symantec

Enrique Salem is now officially president and CEO of Symantec Corp., succeeding John Thompson as planned. Salem has held a variety of senior management roles at the security software giant.

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