Category: Internet Explorer
IE Blog reports that Microsoft will start pushing Internet Explorer 8 via automatic update to IE6 and IE7 users on about third week of April.
As you might guess, this will result in Internet Explorer 8 market share increase and hopefully IE6 decrease.
It should be also noted that IE8 won’t be installed automatically, users will do have a choice, indeed.
Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.
Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).
After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading
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Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading
While Internet Explorer 8 mostly receives mixed reviews due to sites compatibility issues, InformationWeek reports that IE8 market share already slipped to 1.86% (Monday data) from 2.59% which was reported on Sunday.
Although this might sound like a bad news, there is also an upside. Because Internet Explorer 8 is not very popular yet, web developers will be able to polish and prepare their websites for IE8 without a big rush, which usually leads to various issues.
As for Internet Explorer 8 market share gain, my best guess is that it will start significantly increase only after Windows 7 release, IE8 is a default browser there.