Good News, Bad News for Microsoft on IE7

The Good News: There have been 100 Million downloads of IE7!

The Bad News: The New IE7 Browser is losing ground!

Despite 100 Million IE 7 Installs, Microsoft’s Browser Still Loses Ground

Although Microsoft recently touted the 100 millionth installation of Internet Explorer 7, Web measurement firms said that the new browser is simply being swapped out for older editions and hasn’t had an impact on Firefox’s continued climb. ‘[As of] January 8th, we had the 100 millionth IE7 installation,’ said Tony Chor, an IE group program manager, in an entry on the team’s blog. “Even more important than installations is usage. According to WebSideStory (the company we use to measure browser usage), as of this week, over 25% of all visitors to sites in the U.S. were using IE7, making IE7 the second most used browser after IE6. “

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