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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by judgen on Fri 19th Jan 2007 01:28 UTC in reply to "the last line in the article..."
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If 9 of 10 users didnt know of it, how come some researches say gecko is 25% of browsershare? Because people with firefox surf more? Maybe but unlikely. I could agree on something like 2/3 dont know of firefox. But 9/10 is a bit steep, dont you think?

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