Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 15:49 UTC, submitted by Andy Harmony
Internet & Networking Although Microsoft recently touted the 100 millionth installation of Internet Explorer 7, Web measurement firms said that the new browser is simply being swapped out for older editions and hasn't had an impact on Firefox's continued climb. "[As of] January 8th, we had the 100 millionth IE7 installation," said Tony Chor, an IE group program manager, in an entry on the team's blog. "Even more important than installations is usage. According to WebSideStory (the company we use to measure browser usage), as of this week, over 25% of all visitors to sites in the U.S. were using IE7, making IE7 the second most used browser after IE6." While Microsoft had the WebSideStory numbers correct, it didn't tell the whole story, says Geoff Johnston, an analyst with the Web metrics company. "[The growth of IE 7] seems to be exclusively at the expense of IE 6," says Johnston. not eating into the Firefox share at all."
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IE 7 is better...
by systyrant on Thu 18th Jan 2007 20:28 UTC
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than IE 6 at least.

Forgetting the browser portion for a minute. The render engine is at least better at displaying pages with CSS better. I've even got it to somewhat work with CSS menus.

As for me I'm sticking with Firefox, but as time goes along I will replace IE 6 with 7 on my work machines. On the plus side have had to fix less problems with my web pages when using IE 7 to test compatibility. Although I think it's still a long ways off from being as standard compliant as Firefox and Opera. I do think the Microsoft will bring IE, at some point in the future, up to par with Firefox and other browsers as far as web standards are concerned.

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