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OK, every Windows Vista user will have it as the default. Are there already realistic numbers of how many licences can be expected? What about upgrades? I guess MS will submit IE7 into the Windows Update cycle. Are there valid numbers of how much of a percentage actually uses the Windowsupdate?
What would you think?
What will be a realistic share of the browser market IE7 can get in 2006?
If it is released soon, maybe 10% to 15%. I doubt it will ever be a forced update for XP. So significant but not dominant.
How long will it take until IE6 usage drops below 10%?
About five years, with a bit of luck.
And there are lots of us that simply won't use Internet Explorer any more. IE7 will *finally* fix some of the most eggregious issues (after many years) but not all. And it won't have access to all the handy Firefox extensions out there.
"Internet Explorer 7 has some inherent shortcomings that will keep it from being the browser of choice for absolutely everyone."
"Microsoft won't be able to one-up Firefox's extensible architecture anytime soon."
"CSS support, while vastly improved since version 6, is still incomplete, with limited support"
[edited by: encyclo at 7:54 pm (utc) on Feb. 10, 2006]
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Personally I'm a Camino man myself, but in terms of marketing ... there couldn't be enough people using it if you know what I mean. ;)
If you were a "sandboxed" webmaster getting nowhere in Google but doing well in MSN I'm sure you would be hoping for a fast adoption. Aside from all the standards arguments etc. I am looking forward to a major browser coming out with an engine other than Google as the default for web search.
Why settle for less than 10% of traffic when 80% is just over the horizon?