Internet Explorer is BackAdded: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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Internet Explorer seemed to be written off in the war between Firefox and Chrome. However, today it appears that the browser is making a comeback.
Statistics, provided by Net Market Share, revealed that for the second time in 3 months, Internet Explorer made large gains, picking up around 1% of market share. Consequently, Google’s Chrome, Firefox, and Safari lost ground with Internet Explorer 9 winning over new users.
According to the latest results, Internet Explorer gained almost 1% for a 54% market share, taking it to a 6 month high. As for Firefox, it suffered a drop in around 0.5% to 20.5%. Actually, this drop is the worst that the browser has been for the last 3 years. Google’s Chrome fell to 18.5%, and Apple’s Safari lost 0.2% to 5%. My favourite Opera, by the way, also lost 0.09% to 1.62%.
Meanwhile, these results fly in the face of previous announcements from Internet analysts who claimed that Google’s Chrome had overtaken Internet Explorer for the first time ever in March 2012. Today’s statistics measures raw pageviews, without taking into account corrections for pre-rendering, or counting unique visitors to a page.
It reveals that Internet Explorer 9 has gained 2.6% of share in the last month, while its 8 version fell by almost the same amount, dropping by 2.2%. Edition 7 dropped a fraction, down 0.1%, and the much maligned Explorer 6, which even its developer wants dead, picked up over 0.5%. This means that users of IE 8 are switching to IE 9 with 34.5% of Windows 7 users choosing the new browser.
Bill Gates’ software giant has been promoting IE 9, suggesting that users should give it a second chance. The company has been moving users of IE 7 and 8 onto the latest version through automatic updates.
As for Google’s Chrome, it appears to be doing well, while Firefox continues to have a large number of users on edition 3.6 and below, who aren’t upgrading.
April 4th,2012Posted by:
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
|posted by (2012-04-04 14:14:18)|
|Firefox continues to have a large number of users on edition 3.6 and below, who aren’t upgrading.|
Only because once you upgrade past this point your addons stop working.
|posted by (2012-04-04 14:21:14)|
|Thanks for the info. I am a newbe and eager to learn as much I can|
|best ever version of Firefox is 3.6|
|umm... what are you guys talking about?|
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/?src=api - it runs any extension for ANY version. Doesnt garuntee support, but i havent found a extension yet that doesnt work.
Firefox - 14.0a1 (2012-04-03)
|posted by (2012-04-04 15:30:48)|
|For me it has to be IE9.|
I find Firefox really slow and Chrome keeps crashing.
|IE will always win, just because it comes as standard.|
Computers are now fast enough, out the box, so you dont need to bother looking for a different browser that runs slightly better.
If you are on windows you are better staying with IE.
|The main problem I have found with IE is that it always seems to be missing something to show even the most standard of .jpg pics xD I am a Firefox guy all the way for its best addons. I am using Firefox 7.0.1 with little problems on Windows 7 64-bit "If it aint broke dont fix it!"|
|posted by (2012-04-04 16:24:38)|
|Sounds like most of the commenters have a case of serious closet Betamax fetishism...|
"Firefox 3.6 (januari 2010) is the best version ever" ???? Yeah right....
Firefox is currently on version 12.3 or thereabouts. They don't bring out these updates just to ruin your sense of nostalgia, you know.
But the rest of your comment is spot on, Madderdan.
|Never did like other Browser IE all the way for me.|
However IE is a hog for virtual memory on XP , is for me anyway. But on my HP laptop running Win7 IE is just amazing, can't see the need to bother even downloading anythign else
|posted by (2012-04-04 18:20:29)|
|I am and will always be a Firefox user - mainly for the add-ons I think, but there is a lot of truth about the comments on the 3.6 version - there are A LOT of add-ons that don't work on newer versions, and the reason is simple : this new versions rhythm (in some case you have to recompile your extension for every new version - not every little developer can follow)|
And the naming of the versions is, imo, ridiculous - so in 4 years we will be at version 44 lol ? in 10 years version 92 ?
But still, with some tweaking it stays my favorite (and even with fast computers, you DO need to find a good browser, at least if you use more than a few tabs at the same time)
But I do admit than IE9 is a LOT of improvement on its predecessor - (especially IE6 - oh my god IE6..... ) - just not customizable enough for me
|posted by (2012-04-04 18:58:20)|
|I don't know what to think without first reading menahunie's inane blabberings..|
|72dodgerblue please dont pull her out of her lesbian porn so she can rant on someone with her superior knowledge of nothingness|
|posted by (2012-04-04 21:42:43)|
|posted by (2012-04-05 00:02:21)|
|Internet Explorer is Back! um....when did it leave?|
btw I just looked this up and Microsoft is one of Net Market Share clients so ya there gona say this....LoL, there not even monitoring Mozilla so how do they really know LoL.
the last update I did for IE....firefox still loaded pages FASTER! and even with a lot of tabs running!
IE SUCKS!!!! *more security holes than ever!* can't test in windows 8 because there stupid OS disabled my network! ANYTHING related to MS= JUNK!!
|72DodgerBlue and tonymengela - I am very surprised you both were even able to post nothing but a Troll attack giving all the time you both spend sucking each other off...|
|posted by (2012-04-05 01:49:51)|
|BRING BACK NETSCAPE, I WANT NETSCAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|posted by (2012-04-05 06:45:49)|
|I'm sorry but Firefox is simply the best browser. The percentage of folks using IE is largely due to their ignorance of other browsers. As others have noted, it comes out of the box on all Windows OS based computers, which is practically all of them. The point is, IE sucks and is still the most insecure browser by a landslide. Chrome would be a very cool browser if it wasn't owned by Google. I guess chrome users want to give away all of their personal information for free to a private company with unknown and sometimes shady intentions. I'll pass on that.|
|Firefox because of it's ad-ons (ad block plus!) and themes. Never looked back!|
|The only gripes I have with FF is the plugin container (major memory hog) and the constant updates since version 4 keep outpacing the opt-out for google analytics.|
|posted by (2012-04-06 00:20:09)|
|posted by (2012-04-06 13:47:35)|
|Chrome crashes all the time like wtf|
|EVERYONE HAS TO USE IE TO RUN ANY GOVT. SITE|
SO ITS USELESS TO USE FIREFOX
I LOVED TO USE FIReFOX Before IT'S 3.0 VERSION
BUT NOW IT IS A BIG DUMPING SOFTWARE
|posted by (2012-04-06 19:51:19)|
|Internet explorer version 7 is good in compared to version 9.It takes much time to open.We have to wait.It gets hang also.The problem still exists in IE9.|
|Opera all the way. Been using it for over 15 years, and so far nothing can touch it. IE & Firefox are lousy, and I won't touch Chrome on principle. (No clue about Safari.) Konqueror is alright, and if I'm looking for a Netscape derivative I'd rather use SeaMonkey.|
|posted by (2012-04-07 02:12:52)|
|firefox FTW couldnt live without ADP (ad block pro)it cuts all adverts out of ITV player, Demand 5 used to work on 4OD aswell but they recently changed it to look for ad blockers. Multifox for being able to open up and use multiple/dummy accounts at same time for ie facebook, gmail.|
|posted by (2012-04-07 10:48:56)|
|IE is soooo slow in start up and running. Firefox too -once the only browser a developers/web designer could really use is also slow - compared to Chrome. It has a fast start up, doesn't crash any more than another other browser and gives more space, and seems more simple to use.|
|posted by (2012-04-09 23:19:47)|
|posted by (2012-04-10 01:09:37)|
|Ive always had problems with IE, been using OPERA for years with no prob.|
|Chrome great for me...|
|posted by (2012-04-11 17:55:21)|
|@divyanshh - You're a moron who makes very uninformed comments about things you obviously know absolutely nothing about...I've been on disability for 5 years...I go to, and use government pages almost everyday...Social Security is a government run agency...last time i checked...Firefox has issues just like EVERY SINGLE browser...it just comes down to what you're willing to look past...and FireFox is by far the easiest to look past...being that there's minimal issues to deal with...|
|posted by (2012-04-11 17:57:24)|
|I'm running the latest version of firefox, on windows 7 64 bit...ZERO issues...so the comment that it doesn't work past 3.6 which came out like forever ago, is completely false and the person who made it should choke themselves to death with a piece of stale bread...go hug Bill's nuts some more...|
|posted by (2012-04-11 23:26:36)|
|really? i remember IE used to load faster on my 486 20 years ago!!!! thanks but i will pass on this rubbish.. google chrome all the way!!!|
|FireFox 3.6.28. Even if speed were not a factor, the ad-on ability makes it the best for me. I always recommend it to my clients. With adblock plus (Subscription to easylist), BetterPrivacy I never see an add on any webpage. That includes Extratorrent.||
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