Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
5-inch ARCHOS 50d Oxygen Retails For EUR 150
Heterogeneous Systems Architecture 1.1 Specification Launched With Multi-Vendor Architecture Support
Micron Debuts 3D NAND 1100 and 2100 SSDs
CyberLink Power DVD, Power Director, To Support VR Content
Hackers Attacked Myspace
Sony Xperia X Series Coming to the United States
Computex: New Dell 10 2-in-1 Laptops Are Starting At $249
Computex: Intel Launches 10-core Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition And Xeon Processor E3-1500v5 Family
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Microsoft Defends Slow Adoption of IE9


With Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4.0, and Chrome 10 all hitting their final releases recently, drawing instant comparisons around downloads or initial usage is a natural temptation, but it can't be done yet, Microsoft claims.

Firefox 4 for desktop launched on March 23rd and according to Mozilla, just within 24 hours of being announced, it had been downloaded 7.1 million times - more than double those Microsoft had reported for its Internet Explorer 9 browser.

Microsoft's mechanism for updating IE9 is actually based on the Windows Update. In the case of Firefox 4.0 and Chrome 10, their update mechanisms are turned on as part of their initial release to web (RTW). Microsoft claims that although the IE9 was RTW-ed on March 14th, it just turned on Windows Update for IE9 RTW March 28th? even then only for existing IE9 Beta and RC users.

"We have yet to turn on any updating for any Windows customers who have not previously downloaded the IE9 Beta or IE9 RC. So, every IE9 download is from a customer actively seeking out Internet Explorer 9 and downloading it. No automatic update or in-product prompts. As a matter of fact, of the downloads we?ve seen through Sunday, March 27th, over 90% have come from non-IE9 RC and Beta users. And remember, we report completed downloads - not attempted downloads where a user may hit a download button repeatedly but without fully downloading IE9," said Ryan Gavin, Senior Director, Internet Explorer Business and Marketing.

Internet Explorer 9 will not be broadly rolled out on Windows Update until the end of June, Gavin added, since Microsoft has thousands business customers that rely on Internet Explorer and require an appropriate window of time to plan and test their deployments.

Microsoft's executive added that any comparison of browser share adoption at this point "is premature at best, and misleading at worst."

Microsoft is focusing on IE9 on Windows 7 OS. "When you look at adoption of browsers it's easy to report the top-line result across all operating systems, but it's a narrow view of what's actually happening. Adoption on Windows 7 is what we care about most. That is the experience that we built for developers, designers, consumers and enterprises around the world. That is the experience that will push the web forward. Other browsers support other platforms, so if you want to draw comparisons you really need to take account of addressable base. With IE9, you essentially need to multiple by a factor of almost 3x to account for the difference in current addressable base," Gavin added.


Previous
Next
Google Adds New Street View Imagery of Historic Sites        All News        Blu-ray 3D is the Most Engaging Format, Research Found
Google Adds New Street View Imagery of Historic Sites     General Computing News      Google Updates Commerce Search

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft and Facebook To Link America With Europe Through 6,600 km Long Cable
Microsoft Streamlines its Smartphone Business, Axes Hundrends Of Jobs
Microsoft To Accelerate Delivery of Affordable Internet Access
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Releases 130nm SiGe RF Technology For Wireless Network Communications
Google I/O: Android N To Bring New Features To Nvidia SHIELD
Microsoft Is Selling Its Feature Phone Business to Foxconn, Nokia Mobiles Return
Firefox Edges Out Microsoft For First Time in Browser Wars
Microsoft Positions Windows 10 As A Platform for the Intelligence Revolution
Microsoft, Google Drop Complaints Against Each Other
Microsoft Reports Profit But Windows Business Keeps Declining
LaCie Goes Big with Thunderbolt 3 Debut
Microsoft Sues U.S. Government Over Data Requests

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .