Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Oct 2006 14:12 UTC
Internet Explorer Recent high-profile security problems with Internet Explorer have done little to dent its market share - or maybe not, according to conflicting reports on web browser use. Web analytics firm reckons that IE's global usage share is 85.85 per cent, an increase of 2.8 per cent since July 2006. Mozilla Firefox's open source browser claims second place with a share of 11.49 per cent, a decrease of 1.44 per cent since July 2006. Apple's Safari claimed 1.61 per cent (down 0.23 per cent), and Opera held 0.69 per cent of the market. However, statistics from websites tools firm Net Applications, cited by Ars Technica, paint a contrasting picture.
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scary stuff
by 0xbadbeef on Fri 13th Oct 2006 15:35 UTC
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Ha, it hurts to think that the majority of internet users are either dumb enough or careless enough to still use the piece of security bugware called IE. This is a truly scary story, just what we need for Friday 13.

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RE: scary stuff
by pandronic on Sat 14th Oct 2006 08:21 in reply to "scary stuff"
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Well, the 10% that did switch knew a little bit more about computers ... the rest are just too ignorant about what a browser is, or about security, or about anything related to computers. Let's face it: the vast majority of people are computer illiterate, but I wouldn't call them stupid - I know a lot of smart people that couldn't care less about computers and use them from time to time just out of necesity.

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