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Windows 7: IE hangs on to more than half of browser market

02 Jul 2012   #1
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IE hangs on to more than half of browser market

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Internet Explorer has been facing growing competition from rival browsers, but it's still the leader with more than 50 percent of the market, according to Net Applications.

IE grabbed a 54 percent market share last month, down from 56.7 percent a year ago. Traveling further back in time reveals an ongoing decline from November 2007 when Microsoft held almost 80 percent of the desktop browser market.
Read more at:
IE hangs on to more than half of browser market | Microsoft - CNET News

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02 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Nothing really new here, TBH. IE is still being used by fanboys (such as myself) and, of course, those who still (somehow) have no idea that there is competition. The latter, however, is growing smaller in numbers day by day. I used to troubleshoot people's PC problems only to get a herpy derp response when asking which browser do they used or do they have alternatives to IE.

Nowadays people have approximately 1-2 additional browsers they either have no idea how it got installed (like Chrome being offered through Avast installation) or tried to use it and just kept it on the PC while still preferring IE.
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02 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

Yup it comes to no surprise. Windows is the majority platform and most common users tend to use the apps which come with their machines. IE comes with everything by default so many people use it. On Mac platforms the same could be said about why so many of them use Safari.

I use IE for sites which doesn't support the browser I use (Chrome). For example OWA (outlook web access) are sometimes configured so that when you login using IE, it gives you the full-version OWA experience but when you login using Chrome, the server provides only the lite-version experience.
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02 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I use both IE and FireFox.

Tried some of the others (Opera, Safari, Chrome), not that impressed.
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02 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

If they included statistics from the workplace where people have to use IE, it's not a big surprise at all..

What should have been surveyed was what browser would people use if they were given a choice to install it on their systems...
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02 Jul 2012   #6

 

I suspect there will still be a not insignificant percentage of votes on the "I don't need a browser, I have the internet" option...
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02 Jul 2012   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
I suspect there will still be a not insignificant percentage of votes on the "I don't need a browser, I have the internet" option...




Yeah, it's no surprise. Unless actively choosing a different browser, or forced from default - most are going to stick with IE.

Personally Opera has taken my no1 spot for a daily driver with FF as a backup.

I really only use IE when I've adblocked/script blocked myself to a point that an 'unmolested browser' is the only way to access a site properly
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03 Jul 2012   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
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Internet Explorer has been facing growing competition from rival browsers, but it's still the leader with more than 50 percent of the market, according to Net Applications.

IE grabbed a 54 percent market share last month, down from 56.7 percent a year ago. Traveling further back in time reveals an ongoing decline from November 2007 when Microsoft held almost 80 percent of the desktop browser market.
Read more at:
IE hangs on to more than half of browser market | Microsoft - CNET News
I think Microsoft's marketing dept is paying for stories like this, from my real world stats and several other reports I've seen Chrome is in a clear lead with IE & FF pretty much neck and neck in 2nd and 3rd spot.
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05 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Google has an aggressive approach to marketing Chrome. Most obvious is the one on their own homepage, where certain browsers in certain scenarios (like IE9 at times, Midori, Sleipnir... the smaller browsers) have trouble keeping the add away once you X the add. Any "smaller" browser, once you end your session and then open a new one, will display the add again when you reach Google.

It used to be marketed on YouTube, and is included as a default checked option when installing software like Avast and (quite) a few more. Those who don't pay attention to what they're installing suddenly have Chrome as their default browser; some of them don't even notice, believe it or not - I've had many cases like that xD

It's no wonder why Chrome's usage soars so "quickly"...
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07 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote:
Internet Explorer has been facing growing competition from rival browsers, but it's still the leader with more than 50 percent of the market, according to Net Applications.

IE grabbed a 54 percent market share last month, down from 56.7 percent a year ago. Traveling further back in time reveals an ongoing decline from November 2007 when Microsoft held almost 80 percent of the desktop browser market.
Read more at:
IE hangs on to more than half of browser market | Microsoft - CNET News
I think Microsoft's marketing dept is paying for stories like this, from my real world stats and several other reports I've seen Chrome is in a clear lead with IE & FF pretty much neck and neck in 2nd and 3rd spot.
Referencing to the last of these articles I read a few weeks back, IE has clawed back about 12% market share after reading this one!
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