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Windows 7: IE Loses More Market Share

04 May 2010   #1
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
IE Loses More Market Share

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser market share has dipped to a historic all-time-low in April, at under 60 percent, according the latest NetApplications statistics. Internet Explorer's losses are at the expense of Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome browser which continue to grow more popular.
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04 May 2010   #2
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

They earned that lower score.

Really other then just habit why use IE8?

It is not the:

1. Most secure
2. Fastest
3. Not that easy to use
4. Many other reasons.

Fact is that Microsoft does not update IE as much as Firefox, Chrome, etc and they always seem to be one step behind the rest.

If Microsoft really cares they will go the same route of the others so they can really compete in the market and keep that market share up. Until then bye bye IE!!
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05 May 2010   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

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05 May 2010   #4
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

It doesn't come as a surprise. I think they should just start concentrating on the OS and office apps and leave the browser to the other guys.
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05 May 2010   #5
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Not surprising at all. I have not used IE as my primary browser since the days of IE 6.

Unfortunately for Microsoft, they took their market share for granted since IE came with Windows. For several years, MS did little development with IE except for security concerns. Then the upstart Firefox came came along and shocked MS out of it lethargy. MS has been playing catchup ever since while the market share continues to erode.

To me, looking at IE 7 and IE 8, IE developers were concentrating on bell and whistles instead of speed and security that the market wants.

Just my opinion as a consumer.
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06 May 2010   #6
techues

Win 7
 
 

As a new IE user, I find that they are trying to run off Firefox by making it display worse that IE. I did so prefer to use firefox. I lost the ability to magnify my home page to see it better.
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06 May 2010   #7
windows7user

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Internet Explorer 9 better be kick a** and come out soon if Microsoft wants to regain the browser market.
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06 May 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windows7user View Post
Internet Explorer 9 better be kick a** and come out soon if Microsoft wants to regain the browser market.
I'm not sure if it would help that much. I quit using IE back around the IE6 days. While I have had boxes with IE7 and IE8 along the way...I've never really given either the time of day as I just prefer what I am used to...which is firefox. I'm sure there are others like me.

MS dragged their feet doing nothing for far too long. I switched when other browsers had built-in pop up blockers and then tabbed browsing. Just about anything that MS introduces in the browser market was available form others prior.
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07 May 2010   #9
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Not surprising at all. I have not used IE as my primary browser since the days of IE 6.

Unfortunately for Microsoft, they took their market share for granted since IE came with Windows. For several years, MS did little development with IE except for security concerns. Then the upstart Firefox came came along and shocked MS out of it lethargy. MS has been playing catchup ever since while the market share continues to erode.

To me, looking at IE 7 and IE 8, IE developers were concentrating on bell and whistles instead of speed and security that the market wants.

Just my opinion as a consumer.
Sure enough Carl

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windows7user View Post
Internet Explorer 9 better be kick a** and come out soon if Microsoft wants to regain the browser market.
Actually, I dread the day when IE 9 will be released. Being a web developer, I'm sick and tired of writing the same code twice, one version for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and another version for IE (especially IE7, IE8 sometimes joins in with the other three)
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07 May 2010   #10
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post

Actually, I dread the day when IE 9 will be released. Being a web developer, I'm sick and tired of writing the same code twice, one version for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and another version for IE (especially IE7, IE8 sometimes joins in with the other three)
I'm with you on that. Would be nice if they could all agree on how to handle and render the same code.
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