On December 3, 2010, I asked the readers of the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog this poll question:
According to Microsoft, the inertia the company saw toward upgrading officially supported company web browsers from Internet Explorer 6 to IE7, IE8, or a competitive browser has steadily decreased. The number of users still clinging to IE 6 has subsided to around 10%.
The poll results seem to bear this out, but I was surprised at how few of the respondents listed Firefox as the official browser of their organization. I thought Firefox had established itself as the browser of choice long ago. Personally, I never really liked Firefox; I have always preferred Internet Explorer, and now Chrome.
Are you surprised that Firefox did not receive more support in the poll? How do you explain the results?
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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.