Nearly 50% of Windows 7 Users in the US Are Experiencing a More Beautiful Web with Internet Explorer 9

March was a great month for the IE team.  We are thrilled with the response to our new television adThe Hunger Games Capitol Tour brought the silver screen to the web.  And, we even had a little fun looking back at just how far we have come with Internet Explorer.

As March comes to a close and we review the latest usage share data from Net Applications, we continue to see great strides made against our core metric: IE9 share on Windows 7.  This month in the US nearly 50% of Windows 7 users are experiencing the best the web has to offer with IE9.

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Source: Net Applications, March 31, 2012 (daily).  Latest mainline browsers compared with exception of Chrome, as Chrome 18 just released on March 28th.

And around the world, almost 35% of Windows 7 users are browsing with IE9.

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Source: Net Applications, March 31, 2012 (daily). Latest mainline browsers compared with exception of Chrome, as Chrome 18 just released on March 28th.

All up, IE usage this month grew as well worldwide. We saw IE gains of almost a full point bringing our worldwide share for the month of March to 53.8.%.

If you haven’t already made the move to IE9 on Windows 7, you can find it and much more at www.beautyoftheweb.com.

Roger Capriotti
Director, Internet Explorer Product Marketing