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Old 7th May 2007, 06:41 PM
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Re: IE7 uptake stalls

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Originally Posted by alex
These figures are probably more representative of the US market than anything else, but it would seem that Auto Updates for the US has more or less come to a grinding halt. This might in part be explained by Businesses blocking the update, it might also be down to the generally very slow internet connections in the US, and possibly a lot of out moded platforms. Apart from the Security issue there is little benefit in upgrading and I think for many Firefox is actually a much better option.

Things are likely to be a bit different in the Far East. Platforms are generally newer, internt access is generally a lot quicker and there is a real need for IDN compatible browsers. Even 30% will be more than enough to raise general awareness of IDN, and then people will simply research their own solutions. If they cannot go to IE7 easily they will get to hear about Firefox soon enough. I personally don't think the stall will happen in Japan the way it has in the US. Even businesses are likely to be influenced by the need for IDN support. It is also likely that many fewer have actually installed the block due to the postponement of Automatic Updates.
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