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Windows 7: Firefox 4 beats IE9 out of the gate in usage


01 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Firefox 4 beats IE9 out of the gate in usage

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Despite arriving a week later, Firefox 4 is outpacing Internet Explorer 9 in real-world use so far, new statistics show.
Microsoft released IE9 on March 14, and Mozilla's Firefox 4 arrived on March 22--both brand-new even by the fast-moving standards of today's software market. By month's end, IE9 accounted for 1.0 percent of browsing activity worldwide, according to statistics from analytics firm Net Applications. Firefox 4, though, reached 1.7 percent, despite its later start.
Firefox 4 has a big advantage in usage statistics over IE9: Windows XP. Mozilla's browser works on the decade-old operating system, but IE9 requires Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7. Given that Windows XP machines represent 54.4 percent of the usage on the Internet right now to Windows 7's 24.2 percent and Vista's 10.6 percent, Windows XP is a big ally even if the growth is with Windows 7.

Firefox 4 beats IE9 out of the gate in usage | Deep Tech - CNET News


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01 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Meh. I think if IE9 was pushed out right away in WU to every user, (not just the ones who were already using the Beta/RC) like it will be in June, the tests would have been marginally different. A lot of people that didn't use the Beta or RC or didn't know about them probably won't even be aware of IE9 until June from WU. Then there's the XP factor.
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01 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

I still haven't received Internet Explorer 9 via WU! not that i'm too concerned about it. but hey. at least show up
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01 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
I still haven't received Internet Explorer 9 via WU! not that i'm too concerned about it. but hey. at least show up
I haven't seen it either. I did download it to update my system.
I would have rather seen it come up through WU. Still using Firefox, though.
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01 Apr 2011   #5

 

And that's why most of the internet can't use IE 9. It's a shame, it's the best IE yet
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01 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
I still haven't received Internet Explorer 9 via WU! not that i'm too concerned about it. but hey. at least show up
Normally it will appear in winupdate in June.
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