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Internet Explorer 7 Passes 100 Million Installs

The IE blog announces that they’ve recorded over 100 million computers that have installed Internet Explorer 7. They also say that WebSideStory is tracking that 25% of all U.S. web visits are through IE7, making it the second most popular browser in the country, after IE6. All this without Windows Vista, and not bad, considering all-time Firefox reports 286,294,781 downloads, while IE7 has recorded 100,000,000 in just two months.

January 16th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Firefox, Internet Explorer, Applications, General | 4 comments

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  1. Yes, without Vista, but with Critical Automatic Update status, so hardly comparible to firefox downloads. Also note the infoweek article stating that ie7 increase is only at the expense of ie6 and Firefox use is still climing.

    [/ff fanboy rant]

    Comment by mc | January 17, 2007

  2. I didn’t want ie7, it installed itself through Auto Update. That probably helped alot towards the 100mill installs. But on the other hand actually 100mill kinda sucks when Firefox reached almost 300mill without such a feature.

    Comment by Untouchable C | January 21, 2007

  3. Actually, Firefox auto-updates itself, and that counts as a download. So, if Firefox has 50 million users, and releases five security updates, that’s 300 million downloads right there.

    Comment by Nathan Weinberg | January 21, 2007

  4. Something’s telling me “Untouchable C” is sharing a computer with someone who likes to click the Yes button.

    IE6 is not supposed to auto-update to IE7. You’re supposed to automatically see a dialog box asking you whether to “Install”, “Don’t Install” or “Ask me later”.

    Comment by Tim | January 22, 2007

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