Microsoft promotes more IE9 user growth in January

Microsoft is promoting even more gains in users of its Internet Explorer 9 web browser. In a new blog post, Microsoft said that according to data from Net Applications, IE9's market share in the US on Windows 7-based PCs went up to 36.2 percent in January. In comparison, IE8's market share dipped down below 30 percent in that same month. The market share for both Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome web browsers are holding steady at below 20 percent each.

Even with these new gains, Net Applications still shows that overall, Internet Explorer 8 is the most used web browser worldwide at 27.45 percent. Google's Chrome is second at 15.90 percent, followed by IE9 at 11.64 percent and Firefox at 8.51 percent.

Internet Explorer 6 and IE7 are still being used by a fair fraction of web browser users. Net Applications shows that IE6 has a 7.93 percentage share worldwide while IE7 has a 4.90 percent share of the browser audience. Microsoft has been trying to get businesses and individuals to stop using IE6 in favor of more modern web browsers. In January, Microsoft announced that IE6's market share had dropped down to below 1 percent in the US.

Of course, Microsoft is already working on Internet Explorer 10, which is expected to launch sometime around the launch of the Windows 8 operating system later in 2012.

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I cant really use it for everyday stuff. The favourites-bookmarks management literally sucks
I'm with Chrome user until Win8 at least. We'll see then.

IE9 ftw, i dont want my data collected so am gonna stick with you plus you are quite a looker and blend well with w7 and the website taskbar pinning is heaven sent. no mention of safari?

hotosega said,
Goodlooking webbrowser. But for developers its still a hell

Maybe devs who don't know what they're doing. I dev for IE9 and everything works wonderfully in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and modern mobile browsers... well, Chrome for all it's "We support HTML5 bestest!!!" glory, it doesn't support the CSS3 font-stretch attribute, but it's mostly trouble free and hasn't been IE9's fault either.

Also, pressing F12 gets you some of the most powerful Dev tools in any browser - and you don't have to install it when you stop by the machine of some guy in Marketing who's wondering why something is horked.

Neb Okla said,

Also, pressing F12 gets you some of the most powerful Dev tools in any browser - and you don't have to install it when you stop by the machine of some guy in Marketing who's wondering why something is horked.
Chrome and Safari have build-in DOM inspectors too (both of which are significantly better). Just sayin'.

the taskbar pinning is awesom! having facebook, twitter, reddit, and pandora pinned for quick access is the greatest!

jasonon said,
the taskbar pinning is awesom! having facebook, twitter, reddit, and pandora pinned for quick access is the greatest!

Agree... "pinned site" is a great idea

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