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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 11 now the most used web browser in the world

01 Nov 2014   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Internet Explorer 11 now the most used web browser in the world

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Microsoft’s most current web browser Internet Explorer 11 is now the most popular web-surfing tool out there. According to the latest stats from analyst firm Net Applications, the Internet Explorer 11 has climbed up the order to take the baton from the widespread Internet Explorer 8 to claim the number 1 spot. Let’s see how other browsers did last month.
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01 Nov 2014   #2
z3r010

 

As measured on the IE11 demo site
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02 Nov 2014   #3
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I was a IE user turned to staunch Firefox user. Firefox , as far as responsiveness, fell between IE and Chrome. But I liked all of the features that came with Firefox.

But now, IE11 performs much better than Firefox, in particular rendering. It is a very noncable difference. Firefox has fallen behind. Not only that, but from release to release, Firefox breaks compatibility of plug-ins.

I just wish IE had some of the features of Firefox, like the ability to add keywords for search engines.

One other area I think IE falls down on is in the area of add-ons. IE gives you no way to determine if an add on is out-of-date and has an update like Firefox does. I still use have to use Firefox to check this (java, flash, etc.).
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02 Nov 2014   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
I was a IE user turned to staunch Firefox user. Firefox , as far as responsiveness, fell between IE and Chrome. But I liked all of the features that came with Firefox.

But now, IE11 performs much better than Firefox, in particular rendering. It is a very noncable difference. Firefox has fallen behind. Not only that, but from release to release, Firefox breaks compatibility of plug-ins.

I just wish IE had some of the features of Firefox, like the ability to add keywords for search engines.

One other area I think IE falls down on is in the area of add-ons. IE gives you no way to determine if an add on is out-of-date and has an update like Firefox does. I still use have to use Firefox to check this (java, flash, etc.).

I think that is because the browsers out there differ from IE in there mission. Internet explorer was always meant as the browser for the masses, nothing really needed set up or messed with-it just loaded. (And imho still crashes alot for no reason)

Firefox and chrome and other forks are meant for the more tech savvy crowd who use addons and are more of a power user type.

At least that is my take. I personally like the fact that Microsoft is starting to prevent almost all addons. Stops horrible toolbars and all that other junk that the average consumer gets. For the average customer, internet explorer works most of the time and is relatively safe.

I also like there new approach at blocking old java addons, active x controls by default. They finally caught up with other browsers. Took them long enough.

IE11 is actually doing quite well with security. (Especially with protected mode on) No where near chrome status, but a recent study showed that IE11 was more resistant to malware and attacks vs firefox.

In short, I think internet explorer is finally at a point where I don't feel like I need to kill it with fire. So that is a start.
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02 Nov 2014   #5
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Of course. Everytime you reinstall Windows it'll be the first Browser you will need to use lol
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02 Nov 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Of course. Everytime you reinstall Windows it'll be the first Browser you will need to use lol
Unless you live in the EU. They are lucky and have a browser choice menu ha.
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02 Nov 2014   #7
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Unless you live in the EU. They are lucky and have a browser choice menu ha.
Yes, we are so lucky here! I wonder how many have actually used it. I haven't
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08 Nov 2014   #8
themorus

10 Pro and 8.1 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Unless you live in the EU. They are lucky and have a browser choice menu ha.
Yes, we are so lucky here! I wonder how many have actually used it. I haven't
I use it whenever I'm installing 7 or 8.1 on friends machines.
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08 Nov 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The whole world has a choice which browser to use.
If one can find Facebook and YouTube they should be able to find Firefox or Chrome without the E.U. help.
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08 Nov 2014   #10
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
The whole world has a choice which browser to use.
If one can find Facebook and YouTube they should be able to find Firefox or Chrome without the E.U. help.
True, but for the average user I think it is a good thing.
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