We meant to link to this ages ago, but kept forgetting: Internet Explorer usage actually declined slightly last month, by a whole percentage point. Of course since that drop was from 95.73% TO 94.73%, Redmond won't be losing too much sleep. Wired News marked the occasion by reviewing some alternatives to IE.
[For the record, we do have IE on our PC, but that's just to fault check pages we design for mass consumption. For our daily browsing, we fire up Netscape 7.1 or Opera 5.12, both of which give excellent service. And we're going to try out Firefox as soon as we migrate to a better broadband plan.]