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View Full Version : More people now don't use IE



drhowarddrfine
11-02-2011, 02:36 PM
It's official, around the world more people now use browsers other than Internet Explorer (http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/11/the-end-of-an-era-internet-explorer-drops-below-50-percent-of-web-usage.ars?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+%28Ars+Technica+-+Featured+Content%29).

Also, a couple days ago, someone took a graph of market share among browsers over the years and extrapolated the trend lines to where it shows Chrome overtaking IE by the summer of next year. (http://mezzoblue.com/archives/2011/11/01/a_new_number/)

Hallelujah!

alies
11-04-2011, 03:34 PM
Its because IE is slow. I mean, freakishly slow.

But some sites still need IE for them to load correctly.

felgall
11-04-2011, 08:49 PM
Stats for my web sites show more people using Firefox than using IE. Chrome is running a close third place (about 2% behind Firefox).

Taro
11-05-2011, 10:32 PM
Yes, there are other browsers people prefer over IE, like Opera, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

gameutopia
11-06-2011, 06:40 AM
Seems like every time I see stats on browser usage they are always different. On site says ie is top. Another says firefox. At any rate it wouldn't hurt my feelings any to see ie falling.

Master_Code
11-06-2011, 06:04 PM
I use IE and it is fine for me and never slows so... FTW IE

maintainie
11-07-2011, 06:55 AM
Why?I use Firefox and IE now.That's great I think.

DanInMa
11-07-2011, 07:51 AM
I only keep ie, becuase there are indeed sites that cant work without it, plus of curse I have to test code and css, etc.... From a personal perspective I prefer chrome, but Firefox has always been the best balance overall in my eyes.

webdev1958
11-07-2011, 09:33 AM
According to netmarketshare (http://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=0&qpcustomd=0) IE = 52%, FF = 22%

felgall
11-07-2011, 08:53 PM
Seems like every time I see stats on browser usage they are always different. On site says ie is top. Another says firefox. At any rate it wouldn't hurt my feelings any to see ie falling.

That's because the stats for each site are different. It all depends on what sort of audience the site gets as to what percentage of them would use which browser.

illbzo1
11-08-2011, 12:21 AM
Part of the problem with IE is there are far too many versions of it for developers and coders to deal with. While you might have to tweak your code to work correctly in Firefox vs. Chrome, you also have to worry about IE6, IE7 and so on and so forth.

venegal
11-08-2011, 12:45 AM
Part of the problem with IE is there are far too many versions of it for developers and coders to deal with. While you might have to tweak your code to work correctly in Firefox vs. Chrome, you also have to worry about IE6, IE7 and so on and so forth.

"Too many versions" isn't really the problem. There have been 3 versions of IE over the last 10 years, whereas there have been at least 3 versions of both Firefox and Chrome over the last 6 months. The problem is IE's lack of an auto update policy (which may be what you meant anyway).

egrovesystems
11-25-2011, 09:29 AM
I am using FF than IE and GC. some time i use both FF and GC. The reason for both is FF is helping more to add SEO Plug-in and GC will help to load fast than FF and IE.

I am a user who use IE very low time. I don know most of the SEO plug-in will be added or not. let me check and post one more post by analyzing IE.

felgall
11-25-2011, 08:08 PM
"Too many versions" isn't really the problem. There have been 3 versions of IE over the last 10 years, whereas there have been at least 3 versions of both Firefox and Chrome over the last 6 months. The problem is IE's lack of an auto update policy (which may be what you meant anyway).

Yes but all those versions of Firefox and Chrome basically process most of the HTML and CSS the same way whereas the different versions of IE each have major differences from each of the others.

IE7 was a security patch for about 2000 known security holes in IE6 that can't be patched any other way (although disabling ActiveX will remove most of the IE6 security holes).

IE8 implemented the missing parts of CSS2.1 so that web pages using HTML 4 / CSS 2.1 will work basically the same there as in modern browsers.

IE9 implemented support for XHTML so that once IE8 and earlier finally die it will be possible to actually use the 1997 XHTML 1.0 standard for creating web pages.

IE10 is going to be released any time now.

That's five versions of IE with major differences between them with all still in use whereas most people running Firefox or Chrome always update almost straight away to the latest version so that it doesn't really matter how many prior versions came out because no one is using them.

It isn't so much a lack of an auto update policy that leads to the problem as that the browser is integrated so tightly into the operating system that you can;'t upgrade to IE7 on operating systems before XP and you can't upgrade to IE9 on XP and you must be running Win 7 to be able to upgrade to IE10. Which makes upgrading the browser very expensive particularly if the computer isn't powerful enough to run the new OS that you just spent $200 on and you need to spend another $1000 to upgrade the computer as well.

mvmacd
11-29-2011, 08:25 PM
Great news! Cuuse Chrome is the best one.
Thank God I skipped the time when everyone had to use IE. I got my first computer just three years ago.
I started using FireFox ans Safari, but figured out that Crome is better and now I'm using it for more then a year.


Yes, Chrome is by far the best. I've been using it ever since I saw the button to install Google Chrome on google'e website [it was brand new back then].

zoobie
12-23-2011, 02:35 AM
that's a heck of a way to sell OS's...wondering how I will test for ie10

mvmacd
12-23-2011, 10:57 PM
Yes, Chrome is by far the best. I've been using it ever since I saw the button to install Google Chrome on google'e website [it was brand new back then].

Can somebody look at my original post here^ and tell me it says it was "last edited by WA"? And why I can't edit it? :confused:

Inigoesdr
12-24-2011, 05:07 AM
Can somebody look at my original post here^ and tell me it says it was "last edited by WA"?
Because WA edited it.

And why I can't edit it? :confused:
Because you can only edit your post for a limited amount of time.

mvmacd
12-24-2011, 06:04 PM
Because WA edited it.

Because you can only edit your post for a limited amount of time.

Ohh ok.. I was afraid WA commandeer my post or something :D :rolleyes:

but why did WA edit my post? :mad:

fabregaschss
01-06-2012, 03:45 PM
"Too many versions" isn't really the problem. There have been 3 versions of IE over the last 10 years, whereas there have been at least 3 versions of both Firefox and Chrome over the last 6 months. The problem is IE's lack of an auto update policy (which may be what you meant anyway).

I agree that IE's lack of an auto update policy :thumbsup:



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