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      18th Jan 2010
"Tony Toews [MVP]" wrote:

> Someone is still running IE 6?


Wishful thinking aside about 11.5% last month

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http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php
 
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      18th Jan 2010
I searched some more, turns out people find this source more representative:

http://www.netmarketshare.com/browse...e.aspx?qprid=2
(Net Applications)

If there is any truth to this the number of IE6 users would be significantly
higher.

It lies at about 21%, making it the most widely used IE version as well as
browser in general.
 
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      18th Jan 2010
cycle <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>I searched some more, turns out people find this source more representative:
>
>http://www.netmarketshare.com/browse...e.aspx?qprid=2
>(Net Applications)
>
>If there is any truth to this the number of IE6 users would be significantly
>higher.
>
>It lies at about 21%, making it the most widely used IE version as well as
>browser in general.


I had no idea. Thanks for finding those statistics.

I wonder why? Is it that hard for folks to do the Windows Updates?
Or is IE 7 and IE 8 an optional install? I can't recall now but I
think it is. I've seen non computer literate friends ignore that
"Updates are ready for your computer" for months and months.

Maybe MS should change that so after a year the latest version of IE
is no longer optional but mandatory unless you explicitly choose to
not install it.

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      18th Jan 2010
On 2010-01-19 11:31 a.m., Tony Toews [MVP] wrote:

>> http://www.netmarketshare.com/browse...e.aspx?qprid=2
>> (Net Applications)
>>
>> If there is any truth to this the number of IE6 users would be significantly
>> higher.
>>
>> It lies at about 21%, making it the most widely used IE version as well as
>> browser in general.

>
> I had no idea. Thanks for finding those statistics.
>
> I wonder why? Is it that hard for folks to do the Windows Updates?
> Or is IE 7 and IE 8 an optional install? I can't recall now but I
> think it is. I've seen non computer literate friends ignore that
> "Updates are ready for your computer" for months and months.


Unlike most updates, they require the user to explicitly agree to their EULA.
However, I'm told another major factor is the number of corporate machines which
need to run LOB web applications not yet compatible with/certified for IE7.

Heck, from what I've heard, there are still far more people than you'd think
running LOB applications that were written for 16-bit DOS and have never been
updated. Expecting the same folk to rewrite web apps so they work on IE7 is
just a bit too hopeful. :-)

Harry.

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