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Browser ballot hurts IE's European market share

By Jos
Mar 22, 2010
  1. Not that this should come as a big surprise, but one month after the browser ballot screen was implemented in all European versions of Windows it seems Microsoft's Internet Explorer is losing chunks of market share overseas. According to analytics firm Statcounter, the browser's share of all web surfing has dropped by 2.5% in France, 1.3% in Italy and 1% in the United Kingdom over the past month.

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  2. bigclick

    bigclick TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I've used all the PC based browsers. At any one time, each will have an edge in one place or the other. Smaller browsers are not on the list for geeky reasons.
     
  3. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 97

  4. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 97

    Oh, now I see. Back in November of 2006 they had sixty some percent of the market. Someone should update there stats more frequently.
     
  5. mystic420

    mystic420 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I use Firefox. The only time I use IE is when another program opens it or when a particular site uses apps that only support IE. Other than that i would prefer NOT to use IE...
     
  6. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 2,095   +66 Staff Member

  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,684   +86

    I was a big fan of Firefox, but way to many glitches in software and memory management. I've opted for Goggle Chrome. I can pretty much do everything that I had did in Firefox but better in Goggle Chrome and it's 100% quicker! IE 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 I've use prior still Microsoft needs to make it fast, have high security and more. But it seems to bloated for me to every switch back to it.
     
  8. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 97

    Thanks Jos.
     
  9. @ tipstir

    Lol. Chrome has the worst memory management out of all the browsers. Where do YOU get the facts?

    What chrome offers you is simply a placebo effect; while yes, its java script engine is quite fast, is currently not the fastest. Opera beats chrome by AEONS at that (you don't believe that, do you? then why is chrome supposedly so fast....).

    So what makes it so "fast?" It's layout engine? Webkit is a great engine, don't get me wrong, but is has to sacrifice compatibility for speed.

    Real life statistics around the web, prove that, overall, Firefox is the fastest, most stable and most compatible web browser out there.

    By quicker I assume you are talking about the GUI. Yes, it is better designed, I personally am in love with chrome pure simplicity. Hopefully all the browsers will start doing the same (Opera did, Safari did a bit).

    But of course, me saying this, has nothing to do with what browser you should use. That's why there are many for everyone to pick. But facts will always prevail. :)
     
  10. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    Glad to see at least it has opened up some peoples eyes to the fact that there are other browers worth taking a look at.
     
  11. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    The simplicity and features of Chrome got me in the end. Firefox was EXTREMELY SLOW when trying to online bank... not sure why.
     
     
  12. Puiu

    Puiu TS Maniac Posts: 1,074   +100

    I use Firefox for daily browsing, Opera when i am on a slow wireless connection and Chorme and IE only when i need them.
     
  13. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 71

    so i guess no one has anything nice to say about safari? not that i care, i use firefox.
     
  14. http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=0

    There you go 60% Long live IE
     
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