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 OneStat.com 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 Sat 14th Oct 2006 13:06 UTC
NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

Boy, some people really hate a discussion don't they?

I'll repeat:

Its nice to see everyone cheering on NetApplications stats because it makes them feel better about Firefox.

They are also the ones citing Linux at .4%

Now OneStat has Linux at .36%.

Tough choice for me ... ;)

New in IE7:

Tabs (they've been available as an IE add-on for years)
Printing is great
Quicktabs is fun
Searching
Phishing Filter
ActiveX opt-in
Lots of new security features
"No Addons" mode

What does Firefox 2.0 have thats new? Spell check?

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RE: -2 for this
by gilboa on Sat 14th Oct 2006 23:19 in reply to "-2 for this"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Amazing. You just can't stop trolling, can't you?
Enlighten me please: Do you actually believe that if you post the same stupid message over, and over, and over, and over again people will actually say:
"Duh! If he says that 100,000 times, he must be right! Duh!" and dump Firefox/Linux/etc? Do you?
Or are you just way-too-lonely and honestly, got nothing better to do with your time?

- Gilboa

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RE[2]: -2 for this
by NotParker on Sat 14th Oct 2006 23:52 in reply to "RE: -2 for this"
NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

Amazing. You just can't stop trolling, can't you?

Pointing out the new features of IE7 in a discussion titled "IE Market Share: Whats Going On?" is "trolling"?

How bizarre! Are you so blinded by your hatred of Microsoft that listing IE7's new features threatens you so much you have to label it "trolling"?

And, this article mentions OneStat and NetApplications which to "prove" Firefox is doing well ... but when I point out those two web analytics firms are also the source of Linux's miniscule market share figures I've been using, you get really mad about it?

What a joke.

I'm really amazed at how threatening reality is to the "Linux trolls" who post hate about Microsoft 500 times a day but can't stand one tiny bit of news about market share or new features.

The reality is people jump on bandwagons when "new" broswers come out and jump off when "old" browsers are perceived as getting stale. This has been going on since Mosaic (look it up).

Firefox is look stale. Lots of security problems even when people promised Firefox was "secure". A very small number of features in 2.0. Some of features promised for 3.0 becasue they couldn't get to them in 2.0.

And here the IE7 team does a great, great job on new features for IE and getting them out in a timely and stable manner.

Wait until IE8 next year! Then you'll get really depressed!

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