cmnetworx - 5:47 am on Dec 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
I think part of what has been missed about how IE became popular was that it was pre-loaded in all versions of windows since windows 95 (or 98). At the time the other competitors were not free browsers yet, they were companies relying on profit from their browser sales.. There was even an antitrust lawsuit about it..
Beyond that the average user typically just uses what came on their pc assuming that it must be the recommended software since it came with the pc. How many people use norton and mcafee for that reason alone? I cant tell you how many people I run into that still use internet explorer and have heard of google chrome, but don't know what it is..