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 W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.