IE9 Share on Windows 7 Keeps Moving Along – Nearly 35% in the US

IE9 Share on Windows 7 Keeps Moving Along – Nearly 35% in the US

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On Friday, we mentioned that things were looking up for developers interested in building the latest set of web experiences for a modern browser like IE9. The good news for developers is that with IE9 at almost 35% share on Windows 7 in the US near the close of October - now 65% of all Windows 7 users in the US have a modern browser!


Source: Net Applications, October 29, 2011 (daily). Latest mainline browsers compared - with exception of Chrome as Chrome 15 just released on October 25th.

Worldwide, the numbers we predicted on Friday are looking good. IE9 is growing nicely and is on path to be the leading modern browser on Windows 7 behind IE8 as early as next month.



Source: Net Applications, October 2011 (monthly data).

If you haven’t already made the move to Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7, try it by visiting

Roger Capriotti
Director, Internet Explorer Marketing

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  • @develper-x - thanks for the flag - we fixed the broken link!

  • You're url is broken - it's pointing to file:///

  • IE9 doesn't work with Google+ for me anymore :(

  • I am curious: What accounts for the extensive use of Internet Explorer in the United States? Or shall I say, what accounts for the slow international adoption of Internet Explorer?

    And I have to admit: Internet Explorer 9 is not doubt the most impressive version of Internet Explorer ever. It features excellent SVG support! And without meaning to blame anyone, I think it is a shame the number of useful plug-ins for IE is so small.