Internet Explorer Desertion Continues as Usage Drops Below 50 Percent

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    I was quite surprised to encounter an app yesterday that only works with with IE. Autodesk Buzzsaw is a file sharing and FTP program aimed at architects, to deal with massive files, and it requires IE.
     
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    I work for a company that invested heavily in IE6 as an app platform. I suffer from it almost daily and can't wait to rush home to the fast, soothing relief of Safari.
     
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    I have the gamut on my Windoze system ... Safari, Chrome, Downlevel FireFix and IE ... I keep IE around since some of our company webinars only really work well with IE ... my preference is Safari, but currently it has issues and is not as good as I would like so I end up using Chrome ... I should upgrade my FF to see if the memory hog issues have been resolved!
     
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    I have FF, IE, Chrome and Opera on my main machine, since I need to be sure my website works on all of them; but FF is my daily browser. I tend to avoid Internet Exploder, but I do have it available if needed.
     
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    The browser stats that I have seen are even worse and showing IE at 22.9% for September 2011. Here is the link to this one and it shows the years past, as well. I wonder which set of stats is right?

    I was using FF but, after the latest upgrade, had problems opening certain sites -- including my online banking. Not good! ;) Switched to Chrome a month ago and I am liking it a lot.

    Browser Statistics Month by Month

    2011Internet ExplorerFirefoxChromeSafariOpera
    September 22.9 % 39.7 % 30.5 % 4.0 % 2.2 %
    August 22.4 % 40.6 % 30.3 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
    July 22.0 % 42.0 % 29.4 % 3.6 % 2.4 %
    June 23.2 % 42.2 % 27.9 % 3.7 % 2.4 %
    May 24.9 % 42.4 % 25.9 % 4.0 % 2.4 %
    April 24.3 % 42.9 % 25.6 % 4.1 % 2.6 %
    March 25.8 % 42.2 % 25.0 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
    February 26.5 % 42.4 % 24.1 % 4.1 % 2.5 %
    January 26.6 % 42.8 % 23.8 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
     
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    Somewhat contrarian - I use opera as my primary browser at home. At work, I'm on IE8.
     
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    I actually work for a company that hates any browser other than IE. We've already been told that IT is going to have a coronary when we upgrade some of our servers, as they switch from an x-window interface to a wui that only works with Firefox
     
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    Our company standard is FF. Funny then that some prime internal company websites need IE. :rolleyes:

    (Posted from my milePoint enabled iPhone)
     
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    FF or chrome for me. Opera and Safari are installed on my windows box but I rarely start them.

    I remember using IE3 on Solaris years ago... That was cool.

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    Once I installed FF I was shocked- so much faster and easier to use than IE. It was like getting a new computer!
     
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    I am still severely downlevel on my personal FF ... was worried about addons not being compatible originally; now just have never gotten around to it ... really should upgrade I guess.
     
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    Once you get used to FF- it will be very difficult to accept IE.
     
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    Believe me I know - I only use IE when I have to -- used FF exclusively for a long time but then it became such a memory hog - so I have started using Chrome and Safari - each have their benefits and issues ...
     
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    I didn't know (and don't know) about the memory hog component- please tell me more!
     
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    I really shows up if you have multiple tabs active which is what I do all the time... I can over time have FF using up to 1GB of memory!
     
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    Definitely Firefox for me. Even though I'm a died-in-the-wool Apple Fanboy™, I've never liked Safari. And I'm not a fan of Chrome or Opera either. IE dropped support for Mac's many years ago so FF is the easy choice for my needs.
     
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    FF can indeed become an anchor and I'm with an organization where some apps require IE. And since I'm already using IE for those applications, I added the Microsoft Bing searchbar* for a few AA miles per month.

    * My searches are going to be tracked anyway by Google, Microsoft, or another firm - may as well earn miles ...
     
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    IE is so annoying. Many plug-ins continue to work only on IE and so I have to keep it around just in case. But even Firefox I almost never use. Chrome all the way.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that. I wouldn't mind if you were dyed in the wool, but the fact that you died in the wool is really sad. Plus it probably smells bad.
     
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    I use IE9 and like it just fine. Don't care for Chrome personally.
     
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    IE's continued top market share is merely proof of the tremendous advantage of being the installed / default browser on the vast majority of computer systems. That browser is a joke. At least it gives me a place to install all the new mileage earning toolbars!
     
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    I guess I must be one of the few idiots that still use I... and I have no plans of changing it.

    Can some of the enlightened onces here explain to me in idiots English why I should drop this browser and go elsewhere...?
     
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    I was like you Gaucho for a very very long time.

    #1 reason (for me): The Speed difference in page loading and navigation between Firefox and IE is substansial.
     
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