Tony Chor’s IEBlog reports that Microsoft have recently celebrated their 100 millionth IE7 installation. According to web stats company WebSideStory, a quarter of all visitors to US websites are now using Microsoft’s latest browser just under three months after its release.
IE7 has been bundled with Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows Vista, a fact that goes part way to explaining these staggering figures. However, the aggressive pushing of the browser via a ‘critical’ Windows Update is sure to be the prevailing factor.
Although Firefox is becoming more and more popular, the fact that Windows ships with Internet Explorer, coupled with the typically restrictive user privileges granted to the majority of corporate PC users, means IE is sure to maintain its market dominance for some years to come.