Internet Explorer Increases Market Share Lead Over Chrome, Firefox in January 2012

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devin3627

where's opera in all this?

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livebriand

I'd like to see Mozilla simply focus on making a quality, fast browser, that doesn't require restarts with addon installs, that doesn't have addons become incompatible when you update, that simply works well. That said, I prefer to avoid using Chrome because google's a big ad company and they put chrome in other installers like malware, so I use firefox. (IE also has annoying advertising, like beautyoftheweb.com, and the browser just plain sucks, so I don't use that either.)

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Jabe124

Internet Explorer 9 is by far the best browser I have used. I compared them side by side with Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari and IE9 loaded up html webpages faster than all of them in a noticable amount of time. I haven't tried Netscape though. I will agree though that Mozilla firefox 10 has a lot of quality to it, but not that much speed.

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misterz100

Meh I never had a problem with IE9 but when my friend told me about Neat Bookmarks I was convinced enough to try Chrome right away and I never went back, I don't really care about the safety stuff I just like that its reliable and customizable. My PC is so fast that there is no difference between IE and Chrome for speed. The feature that syncs my favourites and data between my Laptop and Desktop is a godsend.

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bpstone

I hate IE. It is a regular ##### to develop anything web-based for. A team should not have to patch a site in order for it to display correctly. Chrome is where it is at.

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leper1983

I blame the little MSE bug that caused peoples systems to delete Chrome :)

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alexw1234

Good thing i have never have that bug.

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livebriand

Ditto.

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alexw1234

Addons = Extensions
Chrome has lots of extensions. Chrome + Adblock = Better than IE, PDF and Flash built in, and fast browsing.

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biggiebob12345

Except FF has a million times more addons than Chrome and is henceforth better in every way.

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Insula Gilliganis

"as far back as NetApplications allows us to look".. just use Web.Archive.Org to find older NetApplication info.. here is an example (sorry for the bad column formatting)..

Month - IE FF Safari Chrome Opera Netscape Other

April, 2008 - 74.83% 17.76% 5.81% 0.00% 0.69% 0.56% 0.35%
May, 2008 - 73.75% 18.41% 6.25% 0.00% 0.71% 0.62% 0.26%
June, 2008 - 73.01% 19.03% 6.31% 0.00% 0.73% 0.67% 0.25%
July, 2008 - 73.02% 19.22% 6.14% 0.00% 0.69% 0.69% 0.24%
August, 2008 - 72.15% 19.73% 6.37% 0.00% 0.74% 0.72% 0.29%
Sept, 2008 - 71.52% 19.46% 6.65% 0.78% 0.69% 0.63% 0.27%
Oct, 2008 - 71.27% 19.97% 6.57% 0.74% 0.75% 0.45% 0.25%
Nov, 2008 - 69.77% 20.78% 7.13% 0.83% 0.71% 0.53% 0.25%
Dec, 2008 - 68.15% 21.34% 7.93% 1.04% 0.71% 0.57% 0.26%
Jan, 2009 - 67.55% 21.53% 8.29% 1.12% 0.70% 0.57% 0.24%
Feb, 2009 - 67.44% 21.77% 8.02% 1.15% 0.71% 0.66% 0.25%

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Zoandar

Statcounter's numbers sound more believable to me. I would be surprised to find over 50% of people using IE. However if Mozilla doesn't get off the mushrooms and go back to solid testing and debugging of reasonably timed version releases, they may eventually rank last. Chrome's lack of a master password and virtually no addons available will keep it tied down for some time to come, IMO.

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wolfing

Wow, I was about to post that Statcounter's numbers seemed out of whack. In my site, IE has like 65%, FF about 13%, Chrome about 8%, Safari about 5.5% and others 8.5%, so guess it depends on the type of visitors you get.

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