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    Why Internet Explorer has lost its popularity


    Read the thread to know about the top reasons for why Internet Explorer has lost its popularity over the years and is there any chance for IE browser to bounce back with new features?

    Few years ago, Internet Explorer used to rule the Internet web browsing world. Later on entry of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome affected its ranking and people's choice. I want to know what are the reasons why Internet Explorer has lost its popularity over the years? Is there any chance to bounce back with new features?
  • #5308
    Actually, Internet Explorer has been dominated by Firefox, Safari and Chrome. If you consider Chrome, it is owned by Google whose main target customers are Googlers I mean people who use web. So, it concentrated more on them and made a better browser for them and is also updating it regularly. Of course, Google is slowly expanding its business offline, but its comparatively at a lesser rate.

    Microsoft on the other hand is generating a major portion of its revenue from sales of it's products. Bing should be it's another new and source of income (not the primary source). Also, Google became such popular that everyone who use Internet Explorer is opening it, not Bing. That might be the reason for Microsoft's less of interest in IE.

    Bill Gate's invented an OS and he's king in that business today, Larry and Sergy invented Search Engine and they are top in that market. It's simple.

  • #5335
    Today, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are considered better browsers than Internet Explorer, which was one of the earliest web browser the world had seen. Some reasons for decrease in popularity of Internet explorer are listed below:

    -Google Chrome and Firefox provide better browser extensions for enhancing the overall browsing experience.

    -Firefox and Chrome have better features to disable ads, pop-ups, etc. as compared to IE.

    -The useful feature of opening new tabs in the same window was first seen in browsers like Firefox and people have got used to such browsers now.

    -Very less issues were faced while using Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc. as compared to Internet explorer browser.

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    Bhakti Savla

  • #5849
    To maintain things in perception, that's a fall from seventy seven point two percent in year 2009 April to seventy two point five percent in year 2010 March. Internet Explorer still has tripled the market allocation of its adjacent rival, Firefox, which get pleasure from a three-percent strike, from seventeen percent. As for Chrome, Google's PR folks are capable of cheerfully boast that Chrome has tripled it's contribute to: from two point three percent to six point nine percent. Double digits, here what improvement it comes.

    -Chrome's swiftness and speed of execution
    -Features for so-called "tech-savvy, empowered workers,"
    -Security issues that have plagued IE.

    IE7's and IE8's tongue-tied interface and complexity in opening more tabs in windows without crashing as causes that people have moved elsewhere.

    Its importance signifies that browser popularity not zero-sum game, since number of individuals web users use more than one browser. At a halt, Internet Explorer allocated earlier is shrinking now to small usage, and users normally don't leap except they are discontented or not happy.


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