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Monday July 12, 2004
11:13 AM

IE Usage Falls (Slightly)

[ #19805 ]

The BBC are running a story about a report which claims that use of IE has fallen 1% over the last four weeks.

A Microsoft spokesperson is quoted as saying:

[We] do not feel that switching to an alternative browser and giving up the functionality and compatibility of IE is warranted

Functionality? Compatibility? Hah!

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  • IE is the one browser which is most compatible with IE. You know?
  • Mozilla takes bite out of IE...

    The Register has a similar story [theregister.co.uk]. They are probably reporting the same statistics, showing Mozilla/Netscape at 4.05% up from 3.21% over the last few months. It's not a huge rise, but it's the right direction.

    At every oppertunity I try and scare Windows/IE users, and suggest they use Firefox [mozilla.org] or Opera [opera.com]. I usually point out that they block pop-up ads by default, you get tabbed browsing, built in Google search, along with better security, and a faster browsing. The security d

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    • But then you can bet that their bank is one of the stupid ones that has not foresworn renounced and abjured the vile heresy that all the world's IE/Win32.
      • So far, no one I've converted from the dark side, has hit that problem yet. I know both Smile and Barclays seem to work perfectly fine with Firefox on Linux. I gather that the banks are in quite a fit now, they bought into the lies that "all the world is IE/Win" and "IE is secure". They are quietly advising staff to stay clear of IE, but can't say anything public, because their own sites are so wedded to IE/Win...

        What is it they say...

        When you shake hands with Microsoft, count your fingers...

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        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."