Category: Internet Explorer
Here goes the hype.
Microsoft funded study confirms that IE is the best.
Back in 2011, we compared IE9 and its competitors to see which one consumes the least amount of power. Spoiler alert: Internet Explorer won and Opera lost heavily.
Well, guys at Fraunhofer Inc. decided to download Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome 26 and Mozilla Firefox 21 and do a study of their own.
Here are the results:
Why would anyone pay it to use IE anyway?
Yes, Microsoft charges $60 a year to use Internet Explorer because it’s that good. The good news? Assuming it works, you will be able to watch today’s Xbox Reveal event right on your Xbox, no gold membership required.
What about everyone else? Just head over to the following page and enjoy the live stream experience, and in case you have a Windows Phone, Microsoft has just published a new app, allowing you to watch the event on your phone. Only 9 hours remain.
And here are a couple of (completely unrelated) Xbox .GIFs
April, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Opera Mini, Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Internet Explorer – Down
As always, we start with Apple’s Safari, which is yet to be challenged by any other web browser. This time its market share has decreased by 2.37 points, from 61.79% to 59.42%.
How many is too many?
When it comes to deep pockets, Microsoft is certainly one of the sugar daddies. However, while plenty of the companies spend an equal amount of money actually developing and improving their products, it looks like Microsoft’s latest approach is just to keep pushing ads, videos and some HTML5 web sites.
After all, who needs competitive features such as: synced tabs, updated Internet Options dialog that does not look like something from the 90s or even frequent releases? Everything is irrelevant when you choose to ignore competition and have big bucks to keep feeding your marketing machine.
If you’ve been keen on learning more details about the IE’s updated developer tools, here is a short hands on video, which should give you a far better impression than yesterday’s screenshot. Starts at around 3:30.
It looks like Microsoft needs to hire a set of new plumbers as Windows 8 details (and builds) are constantly leaked to the net.
The latest one, Windows 8 Build 9385, among other things includes an updated version of Internet Explorer 11, which hints at a new user interface for developer tools.
Windows 8.1 build 9385 also includes improved developer tools for IE11, with a new interface for accessing debugging and other options.
But nothing to brag about.
Now here is a shocker for you: according to the recent report by Forrester, when it comes to enterprise, Internet Explorer still remains the number one web browser that IT workers choose.
How credible is it? Well, the survey itself is based on 7,295 IT workers, so the sample size is pretty decent. However, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine for once dominant IE, which holds 40.2% of the market share. Turns out, Google’s own web browser is sitting right on its toes with 27.8% share, followed by Firefox’s 25.4% and Apple’s Safari (1.8%).