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TechRepublic's favorite Web browser in Windows

What better way to kick off the IT by the Numbers blog than by examining one of our perennial favorite questions of all time: Which is the reigning favorite Web browser -- for Windows, used by the IT professionals over at TechRepublic?

What better way to kick off the IT by the Numbers blog than by examining one of our perennial favorite questions of all time: Which is the reigning favorite Web browser — for Windows, used by the IT professionals over at TechRepublic? Note that I'm not talking about what you have to use at work or what your sadist of a boss insists you use. This is about your very own favorite; what you would personally recommend to someone who asks.

A total of 767 TechRepublic members responded to the poll in a post two weeks ago announcing the release of Safari 3.1 for Windows.

Favorite Web browser in Windows

As you can see, an overwhelming 509, or 66% of members who participated vouched for Firefox. Internet Explorer came in at a far second with 141, or 18% of votes. It remains to be seen whether the imminent release of Internet Explorer 8 will be able to shift things back in Redmond's favor. I suppose what came as a surprise was how quickly Apple's Safari managed to leap-frog Opera — at least in terms of mind-share.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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