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The legacy of Internet Explorer

About a year ago, I was involved in a report predicting the future of browsers and operating systems. Today I had a look at browser statistics for March 2007. IE7 is up to 30%, at the expense of IE6 going down to 48%. Firefox is the eternal number two, with 14% of the market.

All in all, it’s practically the same balance between IE and Firefox as it was a year ago, just as I imagined it would turn out. If I had to state one wish for 2007, it would be that all users eradicate the presence of IE6 from their computer.

Also, Vista has had a slow start with only 2% so far. No one is really surprised at this, except for Microsoft. I guess most people are planning to buy a new powerful computer before making the plunge, but then you might as well buy a Mac instead and start using Safari. MacOS has had many of Vista’s features for years and Safari is far superior to IE.

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