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February 4, 2010 1:02:39 AM

350 million malware blocks? That's just scary.

Ironically, my comp got infected with some malware that targets just IE. I ended up having to disable IE!!!
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February 4, 2010 1:10:04 AM

That girl sure does make me want to change to IE8 unless Firefox steps it up and shows me a better looking girl. :p 
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February 4, 2010 1:15:22 AM

oh em gee. Internet explorer 8 has got to be the worst piece of $#!7, I mean software I have had the unfortunate displeasure to use in the last 5 years. They took a fully functional web browser, broke it, then took the ability to customize the browser away and hid it somewhere else!!!!

I would truly love to strangle whoever did that, but instead I will do the next best thing. Delete internet explorer from all my machines and use firefox or chrome. I can't believe people actually like this crap!

I also can not access my school's website with this IE8, even though my university wants student's to use internet explorer exclusively to access the website. They should have a disclaimer, "Works with Internet Explorer, unless of course you're using IE8 then don't bother trying to log on. Better luck turning in your semester project next time."
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February 4, 2010 1:19:34 AM

Oh yeah, I'm not finished. What the hell is up with IE8 being an "Important update?" I guarantee that's the ONLY reason its the most popular, because everyone with automatic updates has the BS unwittingly installed on their computer.!!!

WTF!!!
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February 4, 2010 1:19:55 AM

I think those figures are almost as inflated as that blonde's chest, and just as artificially.
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February 4, 2010 1:26:46 AM

buzznutoh em gee. Internet explorer 8 has got to be the worst piece of $#!7, I mean software I have had the unfortunate displeasure to use in the last 5 years. They took a fully functional web browser, broke it, then took the ability to customize the browser away and hid it somewhere else!!!!I would truly love to strangle whoever did that, but instead I will do the next best thing. Delete internet explorer from all my machines and use firefox or chrome. I can't believe people actually like this crap!I also can not access my school's website with this IE8, even though my university wants student's to use internet explorer exclusively to access the website. They should have a disclaimer, "Works with Internet Explorer, unless of course you're using IE8 then don't bother trying to log on. Better luck turning in your semester project next time."


Sounds to me like you don't know how to use IE.
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February 4, 2010 1:28:23 AM

rule 34 on that girl
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February 4, 2010 1:47:54 AM

Aurora.
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February 4, 2010 1:48:15 AM

Aurora.
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February 4, 2010 1:55:10 AM

is it 1 April already?
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February 4, 2010 1:56:45 AM

IE has gotten better over the years but still isn't very good at all. I'll be honest though, if Firefox didn't have add-ons that improved upon several aspects of the browser, I would probably be using Chrome.
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February 4, 2010 2:18:48 AM

Does IE come with the girl? :o 
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February 4, 2010 2:25:41 AM

IE8 is far superior then FF 3.6, FF 3.6 is shit, slow and STILL has that f**ken memory leak, i honestly think that FF developers DONT know how to fix it
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February 4, 2010 2:29:42 AM

tramitThat girl sure does make me want to change to IE8 unless Firefox steps it up and shows me a better looking girl.


If that girl makes you want to do things with your web browser, I'm not sure everything is working quite right on you.

Having said that, your doctor might have a good pill for it. Or even a bad one.
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February 4, 2010 2:47:58 AM

The study fails. It separates IE correctly by versions 6-7-8, but breaks Firefox 3 into 3.0, 3.5, 3.6 which doesn't make any sense as they don't break IE down by individual updates as well. The correct Firefox breakdown should be 1-2-3.

In which case Firefox 3 would have 23.47% over IE8 at 22.37%.
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February 4, 2010 3:35:23 AM

buckinbottomsThe study fails. It separates IE correctly by versions 6-7-8, but breaks Firefox 3 into 3.0, 3.5, 3.6 which doesn't make any sense as they don't break IE down by individual updates as well. The correct Firefox breakdown should be 1-2-3.In which case Firefox 3 would have 23.47% over IE8 at 22.37%.

That's because IE updates are still consider to be the same version also those updates are usually just security fixes not changes to the browser over all while FF updates their version. 3.0 to 3.5 is valid not quite sure about 3.5 vs 3.6
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February 4, 2010 4:32:32 AM

So is this girl a FF girl or an IE girl? Which one is the photoshoped one?
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February 4, 2010 4:43:00 AM

Had a hard time reading the article with that picture next to it...

anyway, I use Chrome. Fire Fox doesn't really support 64-bit and I hate IE. So Chrome is my only option.
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February 4, 2010 4:47:25 AM

only reason IE8 is so "popular" is because MS has put it in MS update. I really don't like IE anymore, 'cause it's slow! I use Chrome for most part, and IE only when I really have to.
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February 4, 2010 4:50:41 AM

Okay. This is quite expected knowing that MS is the one who made the statement. It would be ridiculous if they would betray their own product (which I don't use unless required) and say is the World's Most Popular Browser. :p 

* FireFox 3.6 and Chrome5 beta user *
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February 4, 2010 4:53:56 AM

I'm more interested in the picture than the article itself :( 
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February 4, 2010 5:25:37 AM

I can not use IE8 on my netbook, it slows it down. I go with chrome, or Firefox
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February 4, 2010 5:58:10 AM

Why compare all those ridicculous versions? It's either Internet Explorer (no matter what version) or Firefox (no matter what version) or another browser.
Its not IE 6 or 7 or 8 vs ff 2 or 2.1 or ... 3.6563635.
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February 4, 2010 6:07:48 AM

tramitThat girl sure does make me want to change to IE8 unless Firefox steps it up and shows me a better looking girl.


Actually to be honest...i would stay away from that hot chick with the IE shirt because who knows you might just get injected by something bad (virus aka HIV) lol
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February 4, 2010 7:26:13 AM

Firefox doesn't like 64-bit? Strange, as I've been using 64-bit Firefox since 2005.

Maybe Windows doesn't like 64-bit Firefox, then.
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February 4, 2010 7:34:33 AM

"Popular" doesn't include being forcefully pushed down your throat by micro$uxx... FF users made a choice.
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February 4, 2010 7:47:58 AM

Amazing how IE8 use has exploded - maybe the automatic updates are doing its work!
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February 4, 2010 8:20:05 AM

I got tired of Fire Fox bugs so I went back to IE.
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Anonymous
February 4, 2010 8:58:57 AM

As an IT business worker and a web designer, I am forced to use IE with Microsoft business apps like sharepoint. I do appreciate its quickness over firefox, but security and compliance is still a huge deal for me. I sit and code CSS and XHTML all freakin' day and fight against little quirks that IE8 has because of its rendering capabilities. that and security needs to be MS's primary focuses. other than that, it's not a bad browser, and mostly unexperienced people are the ones complaining about it.
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February 4, 2010 9:19:01 AM

Alchemy69I think those figures are almost as inflated as that blonde's chest, and just as artificially.

Those puppies are real, you can just tell. Plus who cares about the story, appreciate the eye candy!

Note, Can this girly please do a photoshoot for all the main browsers please? Maybe a browser calendar for 2011?
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February 4, 2010 9:24:14 AM

People who think that Firefox is better than IE cause of the addons make me laugh. IE has addons also. IE7pro is one that I would recommend.

I find IE8 much better than Chrome or Firefox. If you think one is more secure than the other, think again. It is the person using it that is the problem, not the browser. Been using IE for years. I've never had a virus or spy/malware.
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February 4, 2010 9:37:46 AM

it does not matter that u blocked 350 million malware , they will keep on coming. Its important how fast u fix them u nubs. M$ will never get the ideea.
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February 4, 2010 10:17:32 AM

I've put the IE8 auto update on ignore, since I don't automatically install, just automatically get notified of updates and choose which ones I want to install from MS. Chrome 4's extensions are awesome and Chrome in general is a way better browser than IE.
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February 4, 2010 10:46:29 AM

As IE8 is bundled with Win7 and with it selling millions of copies there is no surprise it has gained market share. This is a shoddy piece of journalism and misrepresents what is actually happening, where are the IE7, IE6, figures, where is IE8 getting it's gain from? I must say I am disappointed with the lack of depth in some of your recent articles.
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February 4, 2010 10:59:28 AM

If IE8 comes with that girl, I uninstall firefox immediately.

Now, in my company we are using IE7 (Firefox for me) 'cause we need some pages that doesn't work fine with IE8.
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February 4, 2010 11:23:14 AM

Haley Emy Bickers

That's the girls name, check her out on Facebook or elsewhere on t'interweb, please use a dribble bib if you salivate too much adn if you must play with yourself, try not to do it in public.
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February 4, 2010 12:44:24 PM

umm, wow and i'm not talking about IE.
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February 4, 2010 12:52:22 PM

Wow, that was a long article. Took me 10 minutes to read. In fact, I'm not sure I understood it thoroughly. Better read it again.
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February 4, 2010 1:04:32 PM

NOOOO!!!! The Firefox girl went rogue??? I think she needs a spanking
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Anonymous
February 4, 2010 1:14:53 PM

What Stupid Article and most certainly even more stupid thing to say !
Microsofts IE (whatever version ) is and has been the most awfull web browser ever and anyone that has used it long enough can surely tell you that. Please lets not all become DUMB and lower ourselves to this propaganda, most users out there are more then smart enough to tell when something is just a pile of garbage and they don't need some Website or some person telling them it is Great.
Firefox is just has been just plain better for many reasons and Microsofts ACTION to revamp and out more time into IE is a reaction to that. IE the most popular, LMAO. please .....
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February 4, 2010 1:19:09 PM

That could be because 27.9% of people using computers don't know or how to install firefox or a better more secure browser and are happy with just using whatever comes with Windows.

I'm assuming none of these reports ever take into account users knowledge of computers.
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February 4, 2010 1:45:54 PM

Firefox can display a shirtless girl like that without upgrading, lol.

Now for the serious part: I have come a across sites that said I had to use explorer to view a page so I used my explorer version 6 this didn't work it said it needed to upgrade to version 7 which doesn't work under xp64. This means not only it forces people to upgrade to a newer windows it also forces to use explorer...That being said I think because many people upgraded to win7 their HD is already bloated with windows they don't think about installing a new browser also the explorer8 gets the job done probably.
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February 4, 2010 1:49:44 PM

Internet Exploder...
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February 4, 2010 2:05:48 PM

That IE girl is seriously f'n hot!
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