internet explorer 8

  • StatCounter: IE6 Usage Falls Below 5% In The US, But IE8 Still On The Rise

    Microsoft’s oft-lamented browser, Internet Explorer 6, may finally be put to rest. This will make many a Web developer happy – but also Microsoft itself. Web analytics company StatCounter claims its latest global data set shows IE6 usage in the US and Europe has fallen to 4.7 percent of the market from 11.5 percent a year ago. That said, IE8 usage in the US increased to 30.5 percent… Read More

  • Where Did Internet Explorer's Browser Share Go?

    Yesterday, browser market share figures came out from Net Applications, and the big news is how Chrome is moving up the ranks at the expense of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and even Firefox, compared to December.  But you have to look further back to get a sense of what is really happening. The various flavors of Internet Explorer (IE6, IE7, and IE8) together have 62.1 percent… Read More

  • Microsoft Tells Its Rude IE8 Campaign To "Get Lost"

    For the past few days, we’ve been digging in pretty deep against Microsoft for its odd way it’s trying to push IE8 online. And we were hardly the only ones. Apparently, Microsoft was listening. Today, it has changed the worst of those campaigns, the “Ten Grand Is Buried Here” one, to remove the restriction that required you use IE8 to have a chance to win the money. Read More

  • Yeah, What Is A Browser Anyway?

    My esteemed colleague MG Siegler just posted about an admittedly quite in-your-face campaign from Microsoft down under, criticizing Redmond for a ‘pathetic’ attempt at trying to make people switch from using whatever browser other than IE they’re using at the moment in exchange for a chance to win $10,000. I don’t necessarily disagree – it’s fair to say… Read More

  • Video: History of the Internet according to MS

    You know, I have to give props to Microsoft’s ad agency Bradley and Montgomery for a hilarious new ad promoting IE8. It’s full of celebrities poking fun at the Internet with intermittent sprinklings of IE8 that don’t overwhelm and bore you like other MS ads. Kudos all around. Happy YouTube Friday! Read More

  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta download available There’s a beta version of Microsoft’s forthcoming Internet Explorer 8 web browser now available for download over on if you’re interested. Most of the new stuff seems to center around right-click context menus. One such feature is called “Activities” which allows you to right-click on something to look up… Read More