Tag: "internet explorer"

Internet Explorer 7 takes the lead

Internet Explorer 7 is now the single most used web browser out there, (at least according to Net Applications), December marked the first month where it surpassed Internet Explorer 6.

I still think it is disappointing it took this long, just over a year. Hopefully Internet Explorer 8 will be able to eclipse 7 much faster, targeting multiple browsers is annoying, but at least we can say IE6 is no longer the market leader.

First Internet Explorer 8 news - nails Acid2 test

Other than the small news item that Internet Explorer 8 is under development, the IE team today announced the first real details, they've said the current build of IE8 in standards mode successfully renders the Acid2 test.

This means that it is more standards compliant than both Firefox and Safari.

Hopefully Microsoft can find away to ensure both good standards support, as well as solid backwards compatibility and hopefully a beta version isn't too far out.

Opera: unbundle IE - utter madness

This has got to be the dumbest thing I've heard in years. Opera, the company behind the web browser Opera have filed a complaint with the European Commission, regarding Microsoft's evil web browser Internet Explorer, and how it is bundled with Windows, and as such how it hinders free choice in the browser market, something about this rings a bell.

Mr Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera doesn't seem to have any brains in his head what-so-ever. Do I have to remind people what it was like in the early and mid 1990s?

So if Europe requires Microsoft to remove Internet Explorer, this is what happens to Joe Public when they get a new shiny computer home.

"Where's the internet" says Joe.

Joe then proceeds to look in Help and Support and finds that you need to download a web browser from the internet.

"How the bloody hell can I do that without a web browser?"

Oh look there's more, in Help and Support it has a list of addresses and phone numbers of company's who make web browsers, if you send some of them a cheque for shipping and handling you'll receive some CDs with a web browser on in 6 to 8 weeks.

Or if you're somebody like me, spend 2 weeks turning the house inside out looking for an old CD with IE3 or IE4 on, only to discover them won't install on a modern version of Windows. Perfect.

Mr Jon von Tetzchner, and friends. You're a disgrace to the computer industry. Why don't you stop trying to make everybody's lives 50 times more complicated and actually develop a decent browser, one which people will want to install themselves.

This is far more retarded than even Sun were being over Microsoft bundling their Java VM with Windows. Look how much hassle that caused everybody, all these Java websites and applications just stop working and Joe Public doesn't know what to do. Sun of course knew exactly what they were doing forcing everybody to go to their website, wasting time to download Java so they can bolster the Java brand - what a joke.

We're trying to make computing more user friendly, you aren't helping guys.

Internet Explorer 6 still on around 40% of computers

As I've been working on the forums lately, and the new logo is a transparent PNG, it would look terrible as a GIF, so its a PNG instead. Yes, now you know where I'm coming from.

It's been over six months now since Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7, yet Internet Explorer 6 is still common. On the forums its about level with IE7. According to Net Applications, IE6 is still the market leader, with a 12% lead over IE7.

Browser trend

We see fairly rapid uptake as Microsoft first makes it available over Automatic Updates, but then it levels off, as half the people seemingly decline the installation. It's slowly increasing, but at the rate its going will take a couple of years before web developers can forget about it.

At this point I'd be in favour of Microsoft making it an automatic installation. That or some sort of campaign in the blogosphere to finish it off, and I don't mean that as an excuse for all the Firefox fanboys to start foaming at the mouths.

We see you're using Internet Explorer

I just ran into another one of these stupid things.

Website trying to push Firefox down people's throats

1) Internet Explorer 6 and 7 block pop-up windows.
2) Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista is more secure than Firefox.
3) OK let's hand control of the internet over to Mozilla Corporation.
4) Firefox still has plenty of bugs that impact developers and designers.
5) Internet Explorer 7 already has tabbed browsing.

Grow up. Your site works fine in Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 7 surpasses version 6

At least on Portal Forums.net, Internet Explorer 7 this month took the lead from IE6.

Internet Explorer 7 logo

Internet Explorer 7: 117373 hits which makes up 36.6%
Internet Explorer 6: 111058 hits which makes up 34.7%

Firefox 2: 21953 hits which makes up 6.8%
Firefox 1.5: 34848 hits which makes up 10.8%

I don't know what happened with Firefox 2, last month it was 10% exactly. Firefox 1 last month was 7.4% so it looks like we saw a shift backwards within the Firefox camp.

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