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[SP] Microsoft Internet Explorer Remains the Number 1 Browser on the Web

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Internet Explorer was recently hit by some critical security flaws, but Microsoft moved quickly and apparently managed to protect its browser’s market share in September.

Internet Explorer is still the number one browser on the web, with a market share of 53.63 percent, according to new figures released by Net Applications.

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However, then there's this, also from Softpedia. Different article, though.
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Google Chrome continues to lead in the browser market and has once again distanced itself from Internet Explorer, its closest rival, according to StatCounter data.

The Google browser ended September with a 34.21 percent market share, compared to Internet Explorer's 32.7 percent. That's up from 33.59 percent in August and down from 32.85 percent respectively.

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post #2 of 63
Some sources claim that Chrome has the highest market share but the problem with their numbers is that they don't correct for chromes preload feature, which preloads autocompleted URLs as the user type. The preloaded sites counts as page views even though the user doesn't actually view the page.
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Nothing beats IE when it comes to security!
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Probably because pretty much all work places/schools use IE and have strict policies on installing new software.
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As a person who develops websites etc

PLEASE DITCH IE AND USE A PROPER BROWSER: CHROME, FIREFOX, WATERFOX, OPERA, SAFARI ANYTHING OTHER THAN IE

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^IE9 is the fastest browser to start and IE10 will be excellent.
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ie 9 has been owning since its release,and when ie 10 is release,ie will still be insanelly good!simple?not in the slightest,ff is better ,database of new info avail online alone is worth its weight ,but ie9 is still better.even if its more complex!
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the main reason why it's number one is because it's preloaded, most of users doesn't bother replacing it, because they don't care what browser they use, as long as they can surf the internet it is fine, they don't specifically want IE, i'll bet that if both IE and CHROME are preloaded, CHROME will be the number one.
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As a person who develops websites etc
PLEASE DITCH IE AND USE A PROPER BROWSER: CHROME, FIREFOX, WATERFOX, OPERA, SAFARI ANYTHING OTHER THAN IE
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It was my understanding that IE9 was much better about standards...??
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post #10 of 63
Microsoft made IE9 a great browser...Definitely up there nowadays compared to a couple of years ago when it wasn't even usable.
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