Internet Explorer 10 Second Most Used Browser Out of Microsoft Stable

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jamevay

Who in the world is Brittany Vincent?

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Brittany Vincent

I'm a freelancer and I've most recently taken on duties as a weekend news editor. Feel free to browse my work here.

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SirGCal

I have to wounder how many of that is simply because it is the one browser that is forced down everyone's throat with Windows 7/8 doing updates. There's no way to remove it even if, like me, you never will start it... But how many people just use it anyhow. I still prefer Fox and it's actually faster for the moment in the last Grand Prix. Still I think all of that is just dumb.

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Cregan89

These stats are recorded from actual page views around the web, so it should be relatively accurate in terms of actual browser usage.

And yes, obviously the reason for such sudden growth is because it is part of automatic updates in Windows, but is that really a bad thing? Firefox and Chrome do exactly the same thing. Ever look at a version usage chart for Chrome or Firefox?
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_firefox.asp
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_chrome.asp
A version of Chrome will literally drop from 40% to 3% in a month.

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daveyboy062

You have to go to add removed programs and click view installed updates and from there you can uninstall it. After that it becomes an optional update. Where i work we are finding it does not work well with most websites our customers use.

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bpstone

@pastorbob There are small businesses still using out-of-date software on Windows XP. They refuse to upgrade their systems. I would imagine too that they probably never will until they lose their asses from using vulnerable software. lol

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chop_slap

These are the businesses that deserver a punch in face. WTF is ther Fing problem, man? Let's pretend that company has an IT guy. He also needs a punch. Seriously...WTF?

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Refuge88

This is very true, infact, my company JUST TODAY upgraded from IE6 and Windows XP to IE9 and Windows 8 rolled back to Windows 7.

It feels like christmas, I no longer feel like I'm working in 2000, but now in 2010.

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Cregan89

@Refuge88 As a web developer, I'm just curious, what possible rationale would a company have to "upgrade" to an already outdated internet browser? Downgrading Windows 8 to Windows 7 I can understand, but why downgrade Internet Explorer 10 to IE 9? They're literally exactly the same in terms of UI, but IE 10 has better web standards support, better performance, and improved security. It just seems completely illogical to me.

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pastorbob

+1

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pastorbob

I can't believe there are people still using IE 6. Or IE 8 for that matter.

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limitbreaker

Half the world's population is in India and China which is poverty stricken with a lot of people who are still using Pentium 3 or 4 pc with huge 15" crt monitors. So I'm really not surprised that ie6 is still in use.

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tonychow70

I'm living in China now, now many of computer users in China move to newest hardwares, but most of them still using XP, most of them refuse to use windows 7 or 8. REasons? a lot. So, most of those user stay with IE 6, and most of them don't know IE 9 and 10 is much better than IE 6 in many ways. P-3, P-4? In China, just a few users use those kind of old school stuff, even some start to using i7 4770k with 8GB+ memory but still using 32 bit XP, funny right? But it's ture. Cos most user in China don't know how to use computer in right way.

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pastorbob

Good point, limitbreaker.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

User share?

I used Explorer 10 zero times this year and their 2nd favorite browser zero times as well

that makes them both equally unpopular and that's a win for me

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hornfire3

yeah right... i have IE10 but i barely use it.

Firefox [and Firefox Nightly] still wins.