IE 6.0 won't be a hit
Internet Explorer 6 may not be a big hit for Microsoft. This is supported by some analysts and specialized companies that have studied the dynamics of adoption of browsers over the past few years.
The launch of IE 6.0, recently released for PC, was rapid and soon reached 2.4% of the market, more or less the same as IE 5.0. But unlike its predecessor, the increase curve seems more leveled and it is unlikely that it will be able to exceed an adoption rate of between 20 and 30% in six months. On the contrary, IE 5.0 within six months soon reached 50% of the market, more than IE 4.0 and Netscape 4.0 combined.
According to StatMarket, which tracks the trend of browsers on the Internet by monitoring 50 million users on 150,000 sites, the reasons for the lack of enthusiasm with which IE 6.0 is welcomed in the low number of innovations that it presents and in their scarce relevance in terms of functionality . Some users are also concerned about the way IE 6.0 treats privacy and about the lack of support for some plug-ins and Java.
In any case, it is worth noting that, despite IE 6.0 being slow and despite being launched recently, its adoption level a few weeks after the launch already exceeds the initial level of Netscape 6. The number of those who used the navigator produced by AOL in its first weeks was less than 2.5%