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Enterprises standardize on four-year-old IE8, says dev

No interest in Microsoft's IE9 or looming IE10 because they're running both Windows 7 and XP, claims Browsium

Even as the release of Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) looms for Windows 7, enterprises are standardizing on the four-year-old IE8 instead, a developer of browser management software said today.

"Customers aren't going beyond IE8, and they say they'll stay with it for the next five years," said Gary Share, president and chief operating officer of Browsium, a Washington state-based company that recently released Catalyst, a tool that lets IT staffs manage multiple browsers. "We do not have a single customer using Windows 7 and IE9."

Schare's claim matches new statistics from Net Applications, one of the Web's leading scorekeepers on browser usage. Last month IE8 gained share, ending January with 24% of all browsers, the most for any single browser version. That represented 43% of all copies of IE used during the month.

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