Introducing a new version of IE was a very good thing in my view. It's hardly a panacea for IE's many frustrations, and should have been released about 6 months after IE6 was, but at least it's progress. The only problem with introducing something new is that it doesn't necessarily mean that the old version is immediately wiped out. It's just another browser in the web client mélange to test my sites with.
I have been keeping an extra-close beady eye on the browser usage statistics recently, specifically because of the roll-out of IE7. Now browser statistics are notoriously slippery. So down at Browser news, several sets of data are used for a variety of sites. And even then the results are seasoned heavily with salt and pepper.
So here's my round up, taken from Browser News. Gecko-based browsers have roughly 13%. IE has roughly 80%, with a growing 20% of that IE7. Nearly all the rest is IE6. KHTML-based browsers such as Safari and Konqueror (a browser used by KDE on some Linux systems) at roughly 3%.
On screen resolution has 800x600 at 15%, and nearly everyone else on 1024x768. What do we do with these results?
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