IE7 reaches 25% marketshare in the US

Posted on Monday, Jan 15 2007 @ 18:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Internet Explorer 7 has become the second most used internet browser in the U.S., with a marketshare of over 25%. This data comes from WebSideStory, a company used by Microsoft to measure browser usage.

The most used browser in the U.S. is still Internet Explorer 6, data on the third most used browser isn't available but I suppose it's Firefox.

Microsoft says that on January 8th, IE7 had been installed more than 100 million times. This number, and IE7's marketshare, will continue to increase as Microsoft rolls out Windows Vista and the IE7 update for Windows XP.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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Re: IE7 reaches 25% marketshare in the US
by Anonymous on Monday, Jan 15 2007 @ 23:59 CET
IE7 is probably already bigger than Firefox right now :p Kinda easy ofcourse, all it takes is an automatic update.

Re: IE7 reaches 25% marketshare in the US
by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jan 16 2007 @ 00:02 CET
Oh forgot to add this to my comment:
I think Firefox's marketshare will soon drop or stagnate. With computers being updated to IE7 and new PCs being shipped with Windows Vista I guess many people will start using IE again.