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Windows 7: IE 8 Officially Becomes World’s Most-Used Browser.

03 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
IE 8 Officially Becomes World’s Most-Used Browser.

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This week, Net Applications released their January browser market share report. Their report shows that Internet Explorer 8 is not only the most popular browser on Windows with 27.9% usage share, but that it now has 25.6% of market share across all OS’s on a worldwide-weighted usage share basis (data provided by Net Applications). We launched just less than a year ago, so it’s both humbling and thrilling to see so many people choose our product so quickly – making it the most popular browser of choice worldwide.

There are many reasons people choose which browser to use. Most people want to know and trust the company behind their browser. And people are looking a browser that protects them – and their privacy online. In an August 13th, 2009 post on the IEBlog, we announced Internet Explorer 8’s SmartScreen Filter had hit over 80 million malware blocks. But that was back in August. As of today, Internet Explorer 8 has done over 350 million malware blocks. You can see Internet Explorer 8’s SmartScreen Filter in action in this blog post. Internet Explorer 8’s SmartScreen Filter blocks malware over 2 million times a day.
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Internet Explorer 8 Officially Becomes World?s Most-Used Browser - Windows Experience Blog - The Windows Blog


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03 Feb 2010   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

IE in general has been at the top for a long time.
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03 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

All of your articles are very interesting. As an IE 8, user, I find this article of particular interest. It appears to me that those that use alternative browsers are more vocal than those that use IE 8. Based upon the posts in this form, I thought that other browsers were, by far, most popular. I am glad to discover that other, and many of them, feel that IE 8, for various reasons, is the best choice. Take Care.
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03 Feb 2010   #4
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

+1 Richc46 IE8 since available with no prob's at all, just works
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03 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hi Bowtie, your comment is correct. I have been using it since Windows 98. I used FF only for a short period, with Windows 98, because for some reason it began to run real slow. About 6 months later is began to work properly and I went back to IE.
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03 Feb 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I quit using IE a long time ago and have been a avid Firefox user.

I decided to actually check out IE8 a few weeks ago (3 weeks ago I think it was), and actually liked it.
Been using it ever since.
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03 Feb 2010   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
All of your articles are very interesting. As an IE 8, user, I find this article of particular interest. It appears to me that those that use alternative browsers are more vocal than those that use IE 8. Based upon the posts in this form, I thought that other browsers were, by far, most popular. I am glad to discover that other, and many of them, feel that IE 8, for various reasons, is the best choice. Take Care.
Well said Richard.
Tis nice to note that some 'brave souls' admit to using & actually liking IE.
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03 Feb 2010   #8
Konceptz804

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I quit using IE a long time ago and have been a avid Firefox user.

I decided to actually check out IE8 a few weeks ago (3 weeks ago I think it was), and actually liked it.
Been using it ever since.
same here, I really like IE8, i ditched firefox for it
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03 Feb 2010   #9
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Got two threads here. Can they be merged?
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03 Feb 2010   #10
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I thought IE6 was the most used. You see that dinosaur everywhere from Libraries and Schools to Business PCs.

But, I am glad to hear from my frequently visited blogs that Microsoft is encouraging people to upgrade.
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