Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 has very nearly 11% of the global market share – almost identical to Firefox’s global market share, according to OneStat.com. The global market share of all versions of MS IE is nearly 86%. There’s quite a few local variations – in the UK, the market share for MS IE 7 is already 28%, whereas in Australia and Germany the market share of Firefox is over 25%.
OneStat’s statistics are based on 2 million web visitors sampled in 100 countries measured during the last week.
Given that MS IE 6 and earlier versions are horribly bugggy, do not conform to standards and are a nightmare to program for, the rapid take-on of MS IE 7 is good news for web developers, even if it is still not completely conforming to the current web standards.