When it comes to market share statistics, it looks like everyone’s beloved (or hated) Browser Ballot screen had no drastic effect after all.
While comparing Europe/North America and worldwide market share numbers, Neowin has come up with a conclusion that there is only as little as 1% difference between global and Europe figures.
So here you have it, Internet Explorer “dominance” continues.
• All the Way to Internet Explorer 13
It seems like Microsoft decided to increase its domain names portfolio, as company…
It seems like Microsoft decided to increase its domain names portfolio, as company has recently registered a bunch of new IE related domain names:
Unfortunately for Microsoft, they failed to register InternetExplorer8.com, InternetExplorer9.com and InternetExplorer10.com domains, as now they belong to someone else.
Considering that .com price is ~8-9 USD, why stop at number 13?
Recently, Mozilla has announced its plans to include Bing as additional search engine for Firefox 4 (US version) web browser.
“Bing itself offers a user experience that we think users will find valuable, and with its significant rise in popularity over the last year, we will also be including Bing as a general search option for English language users,” company officials said.
Just like in other search deals, Mozilla will share revenue from Bing searches as generated by Firefox users.
However, Google still remains the number one search engine and therefore, it’s set as default one
Following 2 million downloads milestone on September 21st, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 Beta has now been downloaded more than 6 million times over the period of two weeks.
Furthermore, due to highly anticipated release, the Beauty of the Web site received over 30 million page views.
I want to follow up to let you know that the TechNet FAQ has been updated to provide further clarification about requirements for Internet Explorer 9. Internet Explorer 9 will work on Windows 7 RTW and Windows 7 SP1. When you install Internet Explorer 9 on a system that has Windows 7 RTM installed, additional operating system components are included as part of the installation of Internet Explorer 9. Those “additional operating system components” will be part of Windows 7 SP1. Either way, this will be a seamless process for the user. Just wanted to make sure you had the latest.
With such statement, there is still a hope to see Internet Explorer 9 Final by the end of this year.
If no Windows XP support for was not enough, then here is another bit: according to Microsoft’s technet site, Internet Explorer 9 will require Windows 7 users to install SP1 before even using a web browser.
That explains why IE9 setup insisted on downloading 4 OS hotfixes and requiring a reboot, as a result.
Also, since Windows 7 SP1 is due in the first half of 2011, don’t expect Internet Explorer 9 Final anytime sooner.