bill - 1:33 am on Jul 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
Oh look. A new IE forum! ;)
This isn't breaking news as it was reported earlier this month, but I thought it was interesting to note that IE use is not always on the decline.
Internet Explorer (even IE6!) gains market share [arstechnica.com]
We've seen IE drop more than one percentage point on multiple occasions, but even though IE's gain is substantial, it's not unheard of to see IE gain share once in a while. Months like this don't usually happen twice in a row, and until we see data for July we can't say that IE's long decline has started to reverse itself.
It may be grinding to a halt, though, given that May's loss was Microsoft's smallest decline in the last year (and IE actually saw positive growth in the US) and now IE is back above 60 percent.
Microsoft noted that the increase may be the result of a marketing campaign that it launched earlier this month to underline how IE8 helps stop online criminals from stealing your information.