Microsoft’s Web Browser Is Still PopularAdded: Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Microsoft’s browser has been harshly criticized by many experts and users, but many people still use it as the default Windows browser. Surprisingly enough, the recent research found out that despite the domination of press by the rivals, Internet Explorer remains the world’s most popular web browser. Microsoft might be very happy with the news.
The results showed that Microsoft’s web browser accounts for about 60% of the market – moreover, there are no signs that it is going to disappear anytime soon. The main rival of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, continues to expand its reach and has already grown to 21% up from 19% last month. The experts note that such growth has mainly been at the expense of Firefox, as the latter currently accounts for only 14% of the market, down from around 20% last year. In the meantime, Safari is holding steady at the 5% mark. All other popular browsers, including Opera, are slowly declining in usage.
As for IE 8, the default browser in Windows 7, it has slowly gained users and currently accounts for more than 22% of the market. However, the newer versions of the Internet browser – 10 and 11 – have also declined in numbers. For example, IE 11, the current browser version, accounts only for 17% of the market.
The industry experts point out that with Internet Explorer 12 coming as part of the recently announced Windows 10 (formerly known as Windows 9), the developers may soon find themselves in a situation where they are desperately trying to get their users to upgrade. The statistics also shows that the impact of mobile browser use is negligible, because neither Apple nor Chrome seemed to benefit much from a “mobile effect”.
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Thursday, October 9th, 2014
|posted by (2014-10-09 13:05:44)|
|60% of the market is probably all the housewives, 70-something new to the internet and all the rest who are either too lazy or too ill-informed to search for a better browser.|
Besides, it comes pre-installed with all Windows-based system ... so its like saying the second kidney in 99% of all humans is very popular and is being used on a daily basis. Pre-installed, yo!
|I still use IE9 & IE10 on Win7 as default browser because I find it MORE compatble with MOST websites.....|
|posted by (2014-10-09 20:38:37)|
|I love Microsoft windows I also loved explorer but for the last few years problem after problems and compatibility issues keep happening, to the extent that even today as my favorite browser navigation wise I am forced to use chrome opera and Firefox. Whats really strange is when something is rong with explorer (and its every few weeks)none of the mentioned browsers have the issues lol. I would defiantly love to know where the writer got the 60% info on cause explorer according to a lot of surveys and stuff over the last few years has lost market share to the extent other sources claim it to be in 3rd player and a hell of a lot less than 60%. Also with the people I see in my everyday life not one of them is using explore 11. All have moved to either chrome Firefox or safari all because explorer had and has to many issues. I want explorer to work cause I think when its working it is the best browser but with all the issues I have had and experienced id put it in the bottom of the other 4 I know use.|
|Yesterday I downloaded Explorer 11 (enhanced) for windows 7. Working great. Now I'll use both Chrome and Explorer.|
|posted by (2014-10-10 02:35:55)|
|I use pretty much everything except Internet Exploder, Safari, or Chrome. I currently have 13 browsers installed on my main Windows machine. and 7 on my main Linux box.|
|posted by (2014-10-10 20:16:41)|
|13 browsers, really. go ahead and list them and i'll count|
|posted by (2014-10-10 21:54:15)|
|Keen to know the 13 browsers as well|
|There's about 50 odd browsers in use these days|
|way too many browsers dude. one maybe two.|
|I use Chrome, I.E and Aurora... a different browser for different things. I use Aurora the most, I.E sometimes and Chrome the least though.|
|used IE for years, nothing but crashes, freezes, weird errors. I then switched to Firefox, been using that nearly 3 years, never once failed on me.|
|If I wanted to be monitored by Microsoft I might use windows browser, but from the very start it has had tracking cookies,reverse browsing and other things built into it and so has never been used as a browser and bing as a search engine is not all that either,over the last 10 years or so i have dual booted windows with Linux and now just use Linux since Microsoft's opening of the 70+ fusion(spy) centres I have been distrustful of Microsoft and knowing they can backdoor your box with ease is not very reassuring as was the case when they put 3,000,000 payloads of a virus update on windows machines without their owners consent (ethical hacking supposedly to stop a new virus which was`nt stopped)ethical or not a reason Not to trust anything Microsoft in my book.|
|posted by (2014-10-12 16:03:42)|
|new browsers are better specially firefox,chrome and spark browser which have torrent downloading featue too!|
|posted by (2014-10-12 19:01:32)|
|Firefox is default, no way I am leaving this. Chromium, open source clone of Google Chrome, is the other one for occasional use. Isnt there a plugin called IE Tab, in Firefox, why not use it?|
|i really don't know why people use google chrome, firefox or internet explorer, i always use Opera and recommended it to many friends and they all seems to be very happy with it. and i am using Opera and the new one called TORCH, which is also great because of it's too many features|
|IE always crashes, freezing and so slow, i use firefox as default second by chrome|
|posted by (2014-10-14 07:40:08)|
|@dreamboy_ambala Why not use Chrome? It's all I use now, I used to use Firefox and have tried Opera but if you are familiar and comfortable with a browser then why change it.|
|posted by (2014-10-14 18:09:49)|
|I didn't trust Microsoft at all bud it no minds internet explorer 11 it bad I fell it the best and if windows 10 can separate corporation and home user what I didn't get it yet and if MS can give us more security? if it that the case of Microsoft find a good solution for be more security online.. what a good company for have it!||
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