Windows 10: Most popular browser for...

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  1.    25 Apr 2016 #1

    Most popular browser for...


    Less than half of all Windows users use Explorer.

    That makes Explorer the world's most popular browser for downloading another browser.
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       26 Apr 2016 #2

    That would be IExplorer, Internet Explorer, or simply IE11 to avoid confusion with Windows Explorer or now with 10 "File Explorer" being the rename seen for that. Several years back when IE was having too many problems when keeping multiple browser windows open I was forced to shop around for a good substitute which was the first 64bit variant Waterfox of the Firefox browser now also seeing a 64bit as well as the general 32bit flavor.

    Now for downloadin FF or WF or Cyberfox all over without any of those on we now see the new Edge browser 10 is bringing in with IE11 a distant memory as MS would have it! You have to see IE11 enabled separately. You would now be downloading the substitute browsers with Edge when it works that is since some seem to have issues when downloading anything.

    Fortunately besides Edge and IE11 x64 I also added on even more then the other three browsers named even having Chrome, Pale Moon, and even the long defunct NetScape Navigator 9 having received a prompting from AOL lately to see that replaced! I'm not on AOL however!
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  3.    26 Apr 2016 #3

    Vince Massi said: View Post
    Less than half of all Windows users use Explorer.

    That makes Explorer the world's most popular browser for downloading another browser.
    Good question. Or statement. I use Edge though (which is an internet browser rather than a file explorer). So I've not downloaded anything. I also use other OS that don't have IE.

    So no I don't think so you are correct (probably).

    Many like Google Chrome or Firefox or whatever (assuming you are talking about web browsers not file explorers). However if I wanted to download Firefox should I use Edge or IE11?

    Give us some stats! Perhaps you have stumbled onto something interesting
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       26 Apr 2016 #4

    Just downloaded the Cyberfox 46 AMD 64-x86 46 beta version and found the 45 was also beta but canceled that out looking for the latest flavor of that particular browser while in Edge! Waterfox 44.03 presently the default with FF 45 still not having been set that way for the time being. WF was acting up a little where the wait may not be that long however to switch default browsers once again!
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  5.    26 Apr 2016 #5

    I used Edge to download Firefox, which i then used to download Chrome

    I now mainly use a mixture of Edge/IE depending on sites i visit

    These stats on how IE is used to download other browsers make me
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       26 Apr 2016 #6

    When first seeing 10 go on I had already downloaded the then latest versions of Waterfox proceeding the FF 42 64bit announced following 10's launch date last summer. The downloads are kept not only on the local C drive for both 10 and 7 in dual boot but also on the two storage/backup drives as well as the remote pc and even on second partitions on a couple of the VMs one per machine I will add first being an upgrade from 7 to 10 on VM and this latest for seeing a clean install take place from the BT folder! with a couple of things touch and go at first!

    For most years back well before Edge and Water, Chrome, and a few others came out you would have to use IE only once any clean install of Windows was seen being the one and only browser where then you would chase after either FF or Opera! if not one of the other fewer in number browsers in years past. With drives getting much larger, people using external drives and flash drives more frequently while still many not ever seeing full system image backups who needs IE when Edge is here?!

    (ya right and while I hardly use Edge still have IE enabled but still use ..... for all downloads being the default browser!)

    Initially people starting going for FF once that became available for Windows as well as found along with Konqueror and other open source browsers when XP arrived with IE 6 mares! By the time IE 7 arrived prior to the long wait for Vista to appear many had already dumped IE entirely! Some even saw IE removed completely which is still possible for the advanced user however.
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  7.    26 Apr 2016 #7

    What is the emoji I'm supposed to use for this?

    Oh my God I'm beating my head against a wall yet again. It isn't the first time. Everone says that. Jeez. I've been doing since 1969. Nice new trials of Oms though.


    or something like that.

    Have a stab. Honestly I'm in my 40's (or 60's or something).
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  8.    26 Apr 2016 #8

    I had posted the stats for February and later for March 2016. I have predicted that by the end of this month, Chrome will pass Explorer as the world's most popular browser.

    Going over past monthly totals, less than half of all Windows users use Explorer as their primary browser, and that statement has been true for some time. Last month, Edge became the world's fastest-growing browser, but for the previous five years, it has been Chrome.

    I was surprised to learn, however, that over the past five years, the fastest-dying browser is Firefox, which has dropped from about 25% to 9%.

    Anyway, before 10, Windows came with Explorer installed, and over half its users installed a different primary browser.
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  9.    26 Apr 2016 #9

    OK Vince. I don't care. You could open a poll saying "what is the best browser?" if you want.

    I doubt you'd learn anything that the other 6 billion threads on the same subject didn't say but you never know.
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  10.    26 Apr 2016 #10

    lx07 said: View Post
    OK Vince. I don't care. You could open a poll saying "what is the best browser?" if you want.

    I doubt you'd learn anything that the other 6 billion threads on the same subject didn't say but you never know.
    +1.. first you have to determine/define what makes a browser the "best". Is it going to be based on speed, accurate rendering of pages.. features/extensions?? And then you can have a valid way to compare them. But, what really matters is what a person likes to use, best of not. This is a subjective thing and there's no way to quantify it.

    BTW,, I use these,, Edge,, FF,,, Chrome.. and I play with Brave,.
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