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Re: Opera and Firefox downloads soar after IE alerts

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____/ nessuno on Wednesday 20 Jan 2010 21:22 : \____

> <Quote>
> Following an IE warning from the German government, Opera saw German
> downloads of its desktop browser more than double. And in Australia,
> where a similar warning was issued, its downloads leaped 37 per cent.
> Meanwhile, Mozilla saw a "statistically significant rise" in the
> number of downloads originating from both Germany and France, the
> third nation to warn against the use of IE. In the chart below -
> supplied by Mozilla - the orange area shows an estimated 300,000 extra
> downloads in Germany over the past four days:...
> Microsoft says that attacks against the vuln are only effective on
> Internet Explorer 6 and that such attacks have been "very limited."
> But independent research says that IE 7 and 8 can also be exploited.
> Opera was quite clear on how it sees the matter: "Security issues
> continue to plague Internet Explorer users, and the latest
> recommendations from the German and French governments against using
> the browser are in line with what the security experts have been
> saying for years." </Quote>
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/20/opera_and_mozilla_download_uptick_post_ie_warnings/

This sounds like a true emergency. Did Microsoft respond to this 
crisis of lost market share? :-)

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