Internet Explorer Usage Slips Below 90 Percent

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    JeDiBoYTJ

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    its always nice to read about how the mighty being to slip and fall... :)
     
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    solvs

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    Ha!

    Maybe soon a few more sites will stop with the IE-only garbage.
     
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    As much as I want it to suffer, may ActiveX die a quick and painless death, to make way for standards based browsing! :D
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    PC World never mentioned any Safari traffic they got...

    IE still dominates, just not by quite as much as before. I am not pleased when I find out that a web site I wanted to visit only allows IE/Win users. I want this behavior to stop because it's detrimental to everybody.
     
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    I also hate when a website says "this site has been optimized on IE 6 ... some features may not work with other browsers"

    That is BS. Hope webmasters start designing websites the right way.
     
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    They did say it was <3%, but it was weird that when they mentioned non-obvious browsers, they mentioned WebTV and not Safari! :eek: Well, how many PC users know what Safari even is! :p "DUDE, I H8 MACS! THEY J@KK3D THA IE ICON N REPLACED IT WITH A COMPASS!!!!!1111" :D
     
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    IE is the most pain-in-the-arse browser to deal with when developing websites because it's conformity to HTML and other standards is so bad. I wish it would go away completely.
     
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    :D

    But seriously, any decline in IEs market share is a good one. A nice diversified web browser market where no browsers has more than 50% (or even 30%) share and all follows the standards as well as they can, could be essential for further developing the web and an advantage for computer users everywhere.
     
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    Well yeah, but it is PC World. Any of these user agent breakdowns that looks at only one site is going to provide a distorted view.
     
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    "By the way, I never heard of Oprah browser before. Do you receive a free web browser if you subscribe to the magazine?"
    That's a classic - even if in jest :p
     
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    ROFL, and if you're really lucky, it'll give you a pair of free Ugg boots and a Pontiac G6 too! :D
     
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    I use FireFox at work. I can't go back to a non-tabbed browser.
     
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    narco

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    Isn't "optimized on IE 6" an oxymoron?

    Fishes,
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    Here here!!!

    I have been telling everyone in my family to start using Firefox but they always give me crap about IE being inegrated, it being *sic* secure, tab browsing being overrated, and all other stuff. Frankly, the security issues and tabbed browsing will never, ever, allow IE to be satisfactory...
     
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    Last time I saw stats, IE was the most-used, Firefox was #2, and Safari, despite its small %, was at #3.

    Safari's not #3 at PC World, but I wonder if it still is overall?
     
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    Everyone with Safari should go over to http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp and bump up the stats there.

    It shows Mozilla-based browsers (Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape) at 28.3% and IE (5 and 6) at 65% This figure for Mozilla is too high for general internet usage in my opinion, since w3c shools is likely to be visited by more tech savvy users, but it shows a large decline from 85% for IE from its high point in March 2003 (when it would have really had > 90% of the total browser usage.)

    The stats add up to just over 95% for May 2005, so unless there are a large number of other browsers with < 0.2% of the market, they are leaving out Safari for some reason.
     

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