IE8 turns 3, still commands 16% of the market

Internet Explorer 8 is turning three years old today and if you missed our look back at all the previous version of IE, you can view that here.  Currently, IE8 has around a 16% of the market according to Pingdom.com which aggregated the content from Stat Counter for the graphic you see above.

As with nearly every version of IE, Microsoft focused on updating the security features, efficiency for daily tasks and of course enhanced enterprise support for the platform.

An interesting fact about IE8 was that when it was launched, web slices, which were a new feature for the platform, was endorsed by Dolly Parton.

As the browser is now three years old, you can bet that Microsoft wants everyone to upgrade to IE9 or better yet, IE10 when that platform launches in the coming months.

While we know that not everyone has the ability to upgrade to the latest software, we are looking at you Enterprise users, using the latest software is typically a good habit as it generally provides the most robust security features to help protect the end user.

As IE8 gets ready to blow out the birthday candles, you can take a look back here at all the IE8 news over the past few years for a little bit of nostalgia

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for the iPad "supposidly" killing desktop systems, its amazing that they only have 1.89% market share in the browser sense...

I use IE9 and I'm happy with it. Nothing wrong with it as I don't need a lot of extensions. I like how the interface is out of the way and I can focus purely on the web content.

Yeah that is what I was thinking too... It would be interesting to see those numbers run across OS versions... Is IE9 even available on Windows XP?

chorpeac said,
Yeah that is what I was thinking too... It would be interesting to see those numbers run across OS versions... Is IE9 even available on Windows XP?

i'm afraid it's not, XP users are limited to 8...which will further slow down the death of these browsers. people need to start ditching XP as well, i can't see that happening anytime soon.

Hopefully it wont be long for 6,7 and 8 to completely die (minus corporate use) and the web will become a better place.. for developers at least anyway.

Uplift said,
Hopefully it wont be long for 6,7 and 8 to completely die (minus corporate use) and the web will become a better place.. for developers at least anyway.
Until corporate users upgrade to Windows 7, then they will be stuck with IE 8, at best.

New Windows install = Use IE to download another browser then never use IE again. That's what people that know there are better browsers do. People that don't continue using IE.

Frankenchrist said,
New Windows install = Use IE to download another browser then never use IE again. That's what people that know there are better browsers do. People that don't continue using IE.

Troll much?

Actually, I use other browsers but mainly IE 9 at work because it supports SharePoint moreso than those other browsers you speak of. So that asinine comment of yours shows your level of ignorance.

briangw said,

Troll much?

Actually, I use other browsers but mainly IE 9 at work because it supports SharePoint moreso than those other browsers you speak of. So that asinine comment of yours shows your level of ignorance.

Ok
I use IE 2 time
adding Sharepoint to My Outlook that need an active-x to display a menu
and download Chrome

briangw said,

Troll much?

How is it trolling to state the truth? I do the exact same thing myself.
briangw said,

Actually, I use other browsers but mainly IE 9 at work because it supports SharePoint moreso than those other browsers you speak of. So that asinine comment of yours shows your level of ignorance.

Yeah yeah, we get it, you're an IE fanboy.

simplezz said,

How is it trolling to state the truth? I do the exact same thing myself.

Yeah yeah, we get it, you're an IE fanboy.

No, I use the best browser for the job. If you admin'd SharePoint, you'd be using IE as well.

I'd upgrade to IE9 though Microsoft used hardware acceleration as an excuse to screw over XP users.

On a completely unrelated note Opera 12's hardware acceleration works beautifully on XP!

JAB Creations said,
I'd upgrade to IE9 though Microsoft used hardware acceleration as an excuse to screw over XP users.

On a completely unrelated note Opera 12's hardware acceleration works beautifully on XP!

IE9 uses a hardware acceleration technology not found in Windows XP.