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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Why do so few people use Opera?
by Kabal on Sun 15th Oct 2006 13:41 UTC
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I understand not wanting to use IE but IMO Opera is a much nicer experience than firefox - faster, prettier, and some great features in 9 like the ability to quicly add a toolbar/address bar search on any page just by right clicking in the text input box.

I only ever load up FF to test websites when developing cos the developer plugins are cool - but I have no use for those when browing on a daily basis.

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