Over 20 per cent of PCs still have it installed, but it'll be abandoned by Microsoft in the next couple of years.
Microsoft's internet Explorer 9 beta has been downloaded 23 million times, and now accounts for 0.5 per cent of all internet users worldwide, according to Net Applications.
Microsoft has reacted with delight to the latest browser share figures from Net Applications, with Internet Explorer displaying a small growth whilst rivals fell away.
Microsoft has taken a leaf out of Windows 7's book in the development of Internet Explorer 9 – with the software giant opening things up early in order to give this community the chance to shape the next generation of its browser.
Internet Explorer continues to lose market share, according to the latest data on browser use trends, with fewer than 6 in 10 people now using Microsoft's web browser.
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Microsoft has launched a child-friendly version of the Internet Explorer 8 browser that will let youngsters report unsafe sites and cyberbullying with a single mouse click.
Microsoft has launched a special version of IE8 along with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre that offers embedded advice, help and report services.