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Microsoft fixes big IE bug -- even on Windows XP

The browser bug was so severe the US and UK issued warnings. Surprisingly, Microsoft's fix brings an update to its outmoded XP software.

By May 1, 2014


Windows 8 continues to crawl up the OS food chain

The latest flavor of Windows scored 5.4 percent of all Web traffic seen by Net Applications in July, up slightly from 5.1 in June.

By August 1, 2013


Apple's iOS grabs 52 percent of mobile browser users

Though Apple's iOS showed a dip in December among mobile browser users, it still grabbed more than half of the market, followed by Java ME in second place, according to NetApplications.

By January 3, 2012


XP still top OS, but Windows 7 hot on its trail

With a 46 percent market share, Windows XP still dominates the OS landscape, but Windows 7 keeps inching up, according to new data from NetApplications.

By January 3, 2012


XP loses ground to Windows 7 but still top OS

The 10-year-old operating system saw its market share drop in February but it still commands a leading 45 percent.

By March 1, 2012


Befriending a cutesy anime kid, IE 11 cozies up to Windows 7

Internet Explorer used to be the laughing stock of the browser world, but Microsoft's browser is once again a force to be reckoned with thanks to improvements in speed, security, and standards compliance.

By November 7, 2013


Windows 8 swells to 2.7% of OS market

The new OS made a small gain in February from January's 2.3 percent, but it is still in fourth place behind the three top dogs: Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

By March 1, 2013


Windows XP still hanging on as dominant OS

It's gradually been losing ground, but Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system is still the most popular version of Windows with a 47 percent share of the market.

By February 1, 2012


Microsoft readies IE 11 for Windows 7, too

Internet Explorer 11 ships by default in Windows 8.1, and a developer preview of the browser for Windows 7 confirms that the older OS won't be left behind -- for now.

By July 25, 2013


IE hangs on to more than half of browser market

Microsoft's browser took home a 54 percent slice of the market in June, leaving Firefox and Chrome each with around 20 percent, says Net Applications.

By July 2, 2012