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[WinSuperSite] Internet Explorer 8 Review

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I've recounted the history of Internet Explorer (IE) so many times, it's hardly worth the effort at this point. Suffice to say that Microsoft's browser has seen times both boom and bust, alternating between periods of great innovation and sad stagnation.

From a technical standpoint, from a user experience standpoint, we're in a far more positive era now than we were in the early 2000s, when IE was left to wither as new competitors like Firefox arrived, sniping at IE's usage share and adding functionality at a rapid clip. And yet, paradoxically, we're also witnessing the slow, methodical crumbling of the IE empire: Usage share for Microsoft's still-dominant browser fell from over 90 percent at the end of 2004 to about 80 percent at the end of 2006 and then to under 70 percent by the end of 2008. That's a pretty clear downward trend, and IE's competition--most notably Firefox--has risen to take up the slack.

great review. love the way this guy reports.
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Nice review.

He is a great writer, I listen to his Windows Weekly podcast with Leo Laporte.
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