Internet Explorer® 9 Surfing on Microsoft® Windows® 7 Waves
Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 7 scripting a success story together?
Going by present browser market share trends, Internet Explorer 9 provides Microsoft with the only silver lining in the market share. The Redmond-based company’s older web browsers, including Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 7, continue to erode into oblivion, as more users are moving to Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
It’s obvious that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is losing sheen and market share.
But all is not lost for Microsoft, and with Internet Explorer 9’s resurgence, there are still positive vibes emanating from that shroud of gloom.
For starters, despite Internet Explorer 9’S compatibility being limited to Windows Vista and Windows 7, it still holds a sizeable chunk of the browser market share. While rivals, including Chrome and Firefox, work with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X; thereby commanding a bigger potential audIence.
So what makes Windows 7 users stick to Internet Explorer 9 like glue, despite Microsoft’s corroding influence on web browsers, especially with Internet Explorer?
The general notion is that Internet Explorer 9 is partially biased towards Microsoft’s latest operating system because it looks a lot more impressive and seems to run at its best only with Windows 7!
There are many who refute the claim. However, on completing a test run of Internet Explorer 9 with Windows 7, the results do reveal that the former realized its full potential only with Microsoft’s latest operating system. Further, when it comes to compatibility, Internet Explorer 9 and Windows gel quite well.
Internet Explorer 9 combines support for up-to-date web browser standards, and includes fascinating features like pinned sites.Â A user can pin any website to the Windows 7 taskbar and launch it with one click.
The reasons are plenty, but it is also apparent that the other more popular web browsers, Chrome for one, are nibbling away at Microsoft’s previously dominant position. But with Internet Explorer 9 around and climbing on Windows 7, it is too early to predict whether or not Internet Explorer is gnawing at the end of the tether.
In fact, with Internet Explorer 10 in the pipeline, Microsoft could spring another surprise or two with its release.