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Windows 7: IE9 Runner-up to IE8 as Top Browsers on Windows 7 Worldwide

30 Oct 2011   #1
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IE9 Runner-up to IE8 as Top Browsers on Windows 7 Worldwide

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It was only a matter of time, after all, but according to Microsoft estimates, Internet Explorer 9 could move into the runner-up position to its predecessor IE8 as the top browsers on Windows 7 in terms of usage share.

Roger Capriotti, director, Internet Explorer Marketing reveals that the number of Windows 7 users relying on IE9 will get closer to those running IE8 as early as November 2011.

Capriotti is basing the conclusion on the evolution of browser usage according to statistics from NetMarketshare.

Its looking to be a good Halloween for developers. Windows 7 share continues to climb, and as early as next month, IE9 on Windows 7 could be the leading modern browser behind IE8, Capriotti explained.
IE9 Runner-up to IE8 as Top Browsers on Windows 7 Worldwide - Softpedia

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30 Oct 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hey, so people learned how to install it, thats great

I am a big fan of IE now that it added some of those nice features. used to go by firefox, now I am strictly IE (I mean you have it anyway right?)
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30 Oct 2011   #3

 

I use IE 9, but if someone used IE 8 I'd recommend they upgrade to anything, regardless if it's IE or not.
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31 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Used to be a Firefox user too, but once IE7 came out, it only got even better. For the sake of it though, I still have the latest versions of Firefox, Opera, and Safari; which I all use once in a while.
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31 Oct 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
I use IE 9, but if someone used IE 8 I'd recommend they upgrade to anything, regardless if it's IE or not.
lol thats just great

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Used to be a Firefox user too, but once IE7 came out, it only got even better. For the sake of it though, I still have the latest versions of Firefox, Opera, and Safari; which I all use once in a while.
I would be driven completely bonkers if this were my case. I may on a rare occasion find need for 2 browsers, but more and I can only see clutter.

But safari is pretty useless for a windows based computer isn't it, as it lacked the speed of chrome, and the safety of firefox and IE? Its just ugly and makes me feel boxed in. o.0

Only opinion folks, everyone prefers different
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31 Oct 2011   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
I would be driven completely bonkers if this were my case. I may on a rare occasion find need for 2 browsers, but more and I can only see clutter.
I agree. Though I agree with the original post about using different browsers once in a while, I uninstall them when I'm finished.
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31 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I can't see the sense in running more than one browser and I'm more than happy with IE9.

Mind you, it's bound to come top of the pile, if only for the fact that Microsoft has the lion's share of the market and most Windows users have been using Internet Explorer from getting their first computer.
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09 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The main reason I went back to IE8 after upgrading to IE9 is because some smartass at MS decided to remove the Search Engine bar. That bar is so useful when I'm not sure if I typed a word correctly.
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09 Nov 2011   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0pTicaL View Post
The main reason I went back to IE8 after upgrading to IE9 is because some smartass at MS decided to remove the Search Engine bar. That bar is so useful when I'm not sure if I typed a word correctly.
But... the search bar is integrated with the adress bar, just type in whatever you want to look for, it will process your query as the old search bar did before

BTW, I also use IE9... not tat often as I do with Firefox (which is getting bulkier with every version...), but IE9 is really good, fast and safe... my only complain should be the lack of complements, lke the AdBlock Plus for firefox, it could be a great addition for IE9, tat could even make me switch to IE9 completely.
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09 Nov 2011   #10

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
BTW, I also use IE9... not tat often as I do with Firefox (which is getting bulkier with every version...), but IE9 is really good, fast and safe... my only complain should be the lack of complements, lke the AdBlock Plus for firefox, it could be a great addition for IE9, tat could even make me switch to IE9 completely.
IE's add-on site is confusing, I think if microsoft spent more time and effort into that area (adding more add-ons; making it more user-friendly), it would gain a lot more positive reviews and even more people would switch to it.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0pTicaL View Post
The main reason I went back to IE8 after upgrading to IE9 is because some smartass at MS decided to remove the Search Engine bar. That bar is so useful when I'm not sure if I typed a word correctly.
But... the search bar is integrated with the adress bar, just type in whatever you want to look for, it will process your query as the old search bar did before
He's right, and I think that makes it even better. You can choose your own search provider (google is popular, bing is the one that comes with the browser). There are internet options settings which effect wether or not IE 'guesses' what you are searching for, i.e. spelling suggestions
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