If you said “Chrome,” you’re wrong!     Firefox? – Guess again!

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Internet Explorer takes a lot of bashing, but it still leads the pack by a wide margin, according to running statistics kept by netmarketshare.  Check it out and be surprised by the numbers.

IE is still very much needed for SharePoint (both on-prem and online), as some vestiges of Active-X are very much alive. Despite the drive to make SharePoint 2013 browser-agnostic, we may need to wait until the next iterations of SharePoint and Office to fully decouple this dependency.

Incidentally,  on the topic of browsers, the former CEO and co-founder of Opera, Jon von Tetzchner, is the creator of a new browser named “Vivaldi“. Does the Internet need another browser?  Technical preview versions for Windows, Linux, and Mac are available for download. Take a look and you be the judge.  What do you think?