Microsoft: IE9 Adoption Rate Five Times Higher Than IE8’s

IE9 achieves early success

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Internet Explorer 9 got off to a good start in terms of impressing reviewers, and it’s also doing rather well in terms of winning over users, according to new data from Microsoft.  A Microsoft employee indicated this morning that IE9’s early adoption rate is putting IE8’s launch to shame.

Ryan Gavin, Senior Director of Internet Explorer Business and Marketing, wrote on the Exploring IE blog today, “The adoption rate of IE9 is about five times higher then what we saw for Internet Explorer 8 in the same time frame.”

That’s impressive for at least a couple reasons.  First, Gavin pointed out, “As we mentioned on Tuesday, all of our early downloads (through March 27) were user-initiated with over 90% of the downloads coming from non-IE9 RC or Beta users, including over a quarter that came from Chrome and Firefox users.”

Then it’s necessary to remember that IE9 wasn’t even designed to be compatible with older versions of Windows, meaning the pool of potential users isn’t too huge.

Anyway, if you’re interested in another statistic or two, Net Applications determined that IE9 achieved a market share of 3.6 percent on Windows 7 in March.  IE9 has won more than 1,000 partners, as well, including well-known organizations like Gilt, Groupon, and Slacker.

Then Gavin was sure to note that Microsoft’s own campaign to take down IE6 is working well, as that outdated version of its browser lost another 0.43 points of market share in March, landing at 11.58 percent for the month.

Microsoft: IE9 Adoption Rate Five Times Higher Than IE8’s
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  • Argon

    IE9 is a huge leap for Microsoft, they made browser that actually is better than competition, now the day they will bring the IE9’s hardware acceleration, HTML 5 application features to Windows Phone 7 they they will actually begin to lead

  • Mark

    Well here’s a view from the opposite side – have IE9 installed on Win 7 Pro 64bit (OEM) and all that I can say is that it is slow, it is tardy and it stutters all the time – IE8 was never like that – how can it be better then – crap update (as usual from MS) that people say is better (they believe and won’t acknowledge that it is in fact crap) – it must be right? It has a higher number than the others! BS – the only reason that it is being taken up at the rate is to get AWAY from IE8 NOT because it is better – oh and did I mention that today IE9 would not load/could not load www.dell.com (at all). Google Chrome had it loaded before I could blink!

  • Angel

    People jumped on ie9 because ie8 was so bad they had no choice. That’s why its adaption rate is so grand.

  • Cctv

    internet explorer may seem fine at first, but I am sure it will show up the usual Microsoft problems we are all familiar with such as crashing because of incompatability with other programs etc.
    I have heard that some of the leading computer security companies use older versions as standard as they have had so many updates they are better than any new version.
    I prefer apple offerings any day.

    • Traxxion

      Yeah… coz Safari is so great!

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