Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:06 UTC
Internet Explorer Let's continue the browser talk for a while. Let's move from the pinnacle of browsing, all the way down to the very drainage pit: Internet Explorer 6. To me, Internet Explorer 6 is that annoying zombie that just won't die that chops off 80 of your health in a grueling midnight Left 4 Dead expert session. Microsoft may not say so outright, but they seem to be implying they agree with me.
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IE7 used to be the most popular version
by Anon9 on Fri 14th Aug 2009 00:14 UTC
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An interesting observation:

According to, IE7 was the most used version of any web browser on the Internet for over 6 months. Users must have upgraded to IE8 faster from IE7 than from IE6. So IE6 is now the most used browser version only since mid-May. Unfortunately, by extrapolating the trends, IE6 will probably remain the most used version until near the end of 2009 when IE8 will overtake it.

Another interesting observation is that this is the first time in years that no browser version has greater than 30% market share.

I hope that one of these years Opera will really take off. I don't endorse the views of the company, but I really like their browser.

Posted with Opera 10 beta 3.

Edited 2009-08-14 00:15 UTC

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werpu Member since:

Those are us numbers, the european numbers are quite different.
IE6 is way below 10% in Europe and firefox having almost 50%

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gustl Member since:

And it will change even faster with the arrival of Windows 7 on newly sold machines.
As far as I know, Microsoft will put a browser selection tool into Windows 7, which lets people decide which browser(s) to install. IE marketshare will drop, because most (less technical) people will simply choose the first option known to them, and IE is behind both Chrome and Firefox.

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