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Do people still use IE6?

Postby ZeroByte » Thu May 03, 2007 12:32 pm

From http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

March 2007

IE7 18.0%

IE6 38.7%

IE5 2.0%

FireFox 31.8%

Mozilla 1.3%

Opera 1.6%

Apple's Browser 1.7%
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Postby Ztrl » Thu May 03, 2007 2:13 pm

I'll answer this with one word:

All these years women have had slogans to confuse us. When a woman says "no" she means no. When a man says "yes" it means he pobably hasn't understood the question.

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Postby jojo » Thu May 03, 2007 8:55 pm

Well I was still using IE6 until I saw this thread and decided to jump in and download IE 7.
I didnt want to loose my menu bar , then did some searching around and found that I could still add it on.
I actually found that my system is running quite a bit faster than it had been. ^*^
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Postby augie » Thu May 03, 2007 10:08 pm

I still use IE6 when I have to, FF2 now. I might try it though one day when I have nothing better to do. The beta really threw me for a loop so I'm skittish.
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Postby poisonbl » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:12 pm

The w3 stats up there answer it best, but I know so far *none* of the computers I manage (College of Engineering at WVU) run IE7, and that's ~100 in labs and quite a few more throughout Administration, because it's technically not supported by the web based stuff we run (especially for administration, both a web based Citrix front end and an Oracle front end).

I think in general, businesses (and other large organizations, like Universities that still use Windows) have learned to wait for the first service packs before upgrading IE, Office, and Windows ...

As for the page, the disclaimer should do just fine, anyone has a gripe, add a "not displaying correctly?" link and point people to IE7 and FF ... :whistle
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Postby Hughv » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:45 am

As of May, 2007:
Statistics are important information. What you can read from the statistics below is that Internet Explorer 6 is the most common browser.
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Postby Computerwiz2489 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:43 am

The main problem with the statistical data is that they don't tell you how they collected the information, what sample size they used, and how they did the sampling.

If they don't mention the stuff then it's pretty much unreliable.

Just on a note, IE7 de-integrates IE from Windows Explorer shell... so faster performance should be expected :whistle
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Postby Hughv » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:32 am

Just scroll down to the bottom of the page for this:
"Browsers that count for less than 0.5% are not listed.

W3Schools is a website for people with an interest for web technologies. These people are more interested in using alternative browsers than the average user. The average user tends to use Internet Explorer, since it comes preinstalled with Windows. Most do not seek out other browsers.

These facts indicate that the browser figures above are not 100% realistic. Other web sites have statistics showing that Internet Explorer is used by at least 80% of the users".
Other sites listing browser stats have similar disclaimers

This site indicates IE 6.0 usage at 43% to 62%
Bottom line:Lots of people using IE 6.0 (Including me).
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