Internet Explorer 9 Overtakes Opera

By | May 3, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 Overtakes Opera

According to the Net Applications report, Internet Explorer 9 market share is now greater then Opera’s two branches combined, 11.x and 10.x.

It took IE9 a month to double its usage share on Windows 7 machines as it went up from 3.5% to 7.46%.

As for Opera browser, it now claims 2.18% of the market share for 11.x and 0.34% for 10.x branches.

Thanks, Ichann!

Via: MaximumPC

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  1. Opera & IE fanboy says:

    This means, IE6 & IE7 are almost died … Very good.

  2. Opera & IE fanboy says:

    Also wondering why people use Firefox & Chrome instead of Opera. Can someone come up with the list , so that Opera team can see those ?
    I truly, don’t know what Opera is missing.

    • Stewart McNish says:

      Bottomless Microsoft advertising budget?
      Being able to bundle browser with OS?
      Bullyboy tactics and no ethics

      That is a good starting point….

    • Anonymous says:

      Opera ASA is confused atm about the direction they are going. I mean to start with do we classify the thing as a browser or internet suite?

      • Anonymous says:

        You may be confused about Opera’s direction, but that doesn’t mean that they are. Opera is a browser with other tools bundled in a smaller package than other browsers.

        Yes, Opera’s lack of money, and not to mention distribution channels, does prevent it from being advertised the way Chrome and other browsers are. Opera has done several successful viral campaigns.

        What direction is Opera heading now, and why isn’t it marketable to new users? You don’t really seem to know where Opera is going, judging by your comment.

        • Anonymous says:

          And what direction is Opera going?

          Mobile, Desktop, Widgets, Unite, TV, Mail, Bit torrent Client, IRC?

          It is funny how the users opposed extensions and now are embracing it as a second coming.

          “Several viral campaigns” – Which Are?

          So tell me. What am I missing?

          • Anonymous says:

            Does “best experience on any device” ring a bell? I guess not… I guess the concept of being available on as many platforms as possible is difficult to grasp.

            Anyway, I’m not sure why you mention extensions. Did anyone here oppose extensions? Or are you just fighting windmills?

            If you don’t know about any viral campaigns from Opera I’m afraid I can’t help you. But you may recall a small iPhone campaign that even won an award?