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Well the the source has Nov 2nd data out already and has IE at 52.6%

Though source is looking like it might be lumping browsers across all platforms together...saying that Safari is a roll. You can't do that since there can't be IE on most hand held devices. Plus, I think that IE probably will always have more than 50% since most businesses force people to use IE on their networks. So the results are probably rigged a bit.

In the end, it is just a freaking browser...you have to be pretty dilusional to think there is any real difference between any of them other than personal preference. I would like to see IE loose enough interest in it just so Microsoft stops including in Windows, though.
If you don't have IE, what are you going to download Firefox with?
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The only reason it even still has that high of share is probably 25% Corporate use and the other 25% the people that don't know there is any other browser or even what a browser is. Most just think the big "E" on your desktop is "the internet". I couldn't tell you how many times I've had people come over and say "you don't have the internet?" after not seeing the IE icon anywhere.
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Because its the most secure browser. None of the others browsers are remotely close to it.
Pfft. It was the complete opposite: IE until recently had a billion more security holes and exploits than Firefox. It still is the most vulnerable web browser.
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Been using firefox for the past 4 years, still loving it!
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Only reason it still has a 50% share because it's backed by industry-level support from Microsoft.
Companies running thousands of machines are best off running IE for full compatibility and most importantly support, you're not going to have MS-certified engineers looking into problems with Firefox or Chrome.
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Seriouse question since I don't know how. How would you download a browser if you didn't have a browser?
Use FTP thats built into windows.
    
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IE and Safari are on the same wavelength for me.

Both very slow in comparison to other browsers, even on their respected platforms.

I've used a lot of browsers, but I like Chrome best. Opera would probably be at the top of the list, but it has weird issues with some sites, so meh.

Really though, I don't get anyone saying Safari is fast on Lion. It's a snail compared to Chrome. /shrug, personal preference.
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I love Mozilla. Firefox and Thunderbird are the best.
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If you don't have IE, what are you going to download Firefox with?
Keep FF on the same USB drive as the OS installer.
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IE and Safari are on the same wavelength for me.

Both very slow in comparison to other browsers, even on their respected platforms.

I've used a lot of browsers, but I like Chrome best. Opera would probably be at the top of the list, but it has weird issues with some sites, so meh.

Really though, I don't get anyone saying Safari is fast on Lion. It's a snail compared to Chrome. /shrug, personal preference.
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IE and Safari are on the same wavelength for me.

Both very slow in comparison to other browsers, even on their respected platforms.

I've used a lot of browsers, but I like Chrome best. Opera would probably be at the top of the list, but it has weird issues with some sites, so meh.

Really though, I don't get anyone saying Safari is fast on Lion. It's a snail compared to Chrome. /shrug, personal preference.
All right, I've done my own test albeit it's hardly scientific. With Safari, I load Apple.com in 1.5-1.7 seconds and Microsoft.com in 9-10 seconds, and with Chrome I load Apple.com in 1.3-1.4 seconds and Microsoft.com in 8.1 seconds. (Both with caches cleared and no extensions.)

Visually, Chrome is a slight faster but not by anything extreme and I'd hardly call Safari a snail. What this would be on Windows 7? I don't know, I might compare it later. (Used the version of Chrome that Google offers you when you Google for Chrome, not any special build, and the latest version of Safari.)

Anyway, it is indeed personal preference. All browsers are pretty fast these days.
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