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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by NotParker on Fri 13th Oct 2006 17:22 UTC
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IE7 is reclaiming market share for IE.

Couple that with Firefox's dreadful reputation for security and Firefox 2.0's meagre enhancements has let users know that they are just a front for Googles ads and have no intention of adding anymore important features ... they are too busy tracking down 1000's of security bugs.

IE7 is the new cool browser ... Firefox is old and tired and full of security holes.

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by l3v1 on Fri 13th Oct 2006 17:45 in reply to "IE7"
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IE7 is the new cool browser

Now come on. A browser in which you can't even change the toolbars (order, moving, add/remove buttons, etc.), not even in rc2. A browser with absolutely no easy way to develop&add plugins. If nothing else, these are enough for many of us to not even care. And those "meagre enhancements" ? About thousandfold more than IE has seen in the last 4 years, _including_ IE7.

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by snozzberry on Fri 13th Oct 2006 18:03 in reply to "IE7"
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IE7 patches two or three CSS support issues, repairs none of the broken CSS implementation, repairs none of the broken HTML implementations, and supports none of the CSS2 spec missing since the Empire State Building spent half its afternoon in shadow.

It's incrementally better than IE6. Incrementally.

Troll somewhere else.

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