About Standards and Performance
“The primary focus for our team is providing rich capabilities, the kind that developers really want and use in an interoperable way,”
said John Hrvatin, program manager for the IE team.
While Mozilla and Google were running to benchmarks, Internet Explorer 8 lost the race on performance, simply because it failed to play the same game as its rivals.
“So there’s performance, and we’re going to talk about the progress that we made. Everybody cares about performance, everybody benefits from performance improvements. And performance is a super complex problem. I mean, there are so many subsystems in the browser,”
“The power of modern hardware with Windows and all the energy that goes into the ecosystem to make PCs great, and how all of that can make the PC better. All the improvement around modern PCs and Windows shows up in the browser available for web developers. Developers who write the web can get all the goodness of DirectX [DirectX 11], all the goodness of the GPU, and all this amazing acceleration using the patterns that they already have and that they already use,”
The chart below shows the relative performance of different browsers on the same machine running the SunSpider test.
Market share history overview by year and version
Approximate usage over time based on various usage share counters averaged for the year overall, or for the fourth quarter, or for the last month in the year depending on availability of reference.
|2009||sm=n 66.92% ▼||sm=n 10.4% ▲||sm=n 26.1%▼||sm=n 27.4% ▲||sm=n 0.08%▼||sm=n 0%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|2008||sm=n 72.65% ▼||sm=n 0.34%▲||sm=n 46.06% ▲||sm=n 26.2% ▼||sm=n 0.15%▼||sm=n 0.01%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|2007||sm=n 78.6% ▼||sm=n -||sm=n 45.5%▲||sm=n 32.64%▼||sm=n 0.45%▼||sm=n 0.01%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|2006||sm=n 83.3% ▼||sm=n -||sm=n 3.49%▲||sm=n 78.08% ▼||sm=n 1.42%▼||sm=n 0.02%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|2005||sm=n 87.12% ▼||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n 82.71% ▼||sm=n 4.35%▼||sm=n 0.06%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|2004||sm=n 91.27% ▼||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n 83.39%▲||sm=n 7.77%▼||sm=n 0.1%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|2003||sm=n 94.43%▲||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n 59%▲||sm=n 34%▼||sm=n 1%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|2002||sm=n 93.94% ▲||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n 50%▲||sm=n 41%▼||sm=n 1%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|2001||sm=n 90.83%▲||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n 19%▲||sm=n 68%▼||sm=n 5%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|2000||sm=n 83.95% ▲||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n 71%▲||sm=n 13%▼||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|1999||sm=n 75.31% ▲||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n 41%▲||sm=n 36%▼||sm=n 1%||sm=n 0%||sm=n 0%|
|1998||sm=n 45% ▲||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n ? ▲||sm=n ?||sm=n ?||sm=n ?|
|1997||sm=n 39.4%▲||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n ? ▲||sm=n ?||sm=n ?||sm=n ?|
|1996||sm=n 20%▲||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n ?||sm=n ?||sm=n ?|
|1995||sm=n 2.9%▲||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n -||sm=n ?||sm=n ?|
During 2002 and 2003, IE having attained a peak of about 95% of the browser market. But due to the adoption of Mozilla Firefox, its market share has since declined. Internet Explorer remains the dominant web browser, with a global usage share of around 60%. Usage is higher in Asia and lower in Europe.
Anyway, IE9 focus on standards and speed, stop to frustrate standards,and turn back to the STANDARD. At the last, let’s back to the title, do you think Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9) can compete with Mozilla Firefox?