browsers

Rank

IE 7 vs IE 8

  1. This browser is minimal

    66% 34%
    IE 7 44 out of 66 picked IE 7 over IE 8 IE 8
  2. This browser is resource hungry

    53% 47%
    IE 7 30 out of 56 picked IE 7 over IE 8 IE 8
  3. I am forced to use this browser for certain sites

    51% 49%
    IE 7 23 out of 45 picked IE 7 over IE 8 IE 8
  4. This browser feels native

    32% 68%
    IE 7 38 out of 56 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  5. This browser has many user created extensions

    31% 69%
    IE 7 37 out of 54 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  6. Most sites work correctly in this browser

    30% 70%
    IE 7 41 out of 59 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  7. This browser is easy to use

    30% 70%
    IE 7 44 out of 63 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  8. This browser launches fast

    27% 73%
    IE 7 49 out of 68 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  9. This browser is pretty

    24% 76%
    IE 7 41 out of 54 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  10. I am confident that this browser is secure

    20% 80%
    IE 7 49 out of 62 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  11. Most sites render correctly in this browser

    20% 80%
    IE 7 46 out of 58 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  12. This browser is customisable

    19% 81%
    IE 7 44 out of 55 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  13. There is a good community around this browser

    19% 81%
    IE 7 44 out of 55 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  14. This browser is fast to use

    19% 81%
    IE 7 45 out of 56 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  15. This browser has features for tasks other than web browsing

    16% 84%
    IE 7 42 out of 50 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  16. I use this browser for work

    15% 85%
    IE 7 50 out of 59 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  17. Javascript runs fast in this browser

    15% 85%
    IE 7 45 out of 53 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  18. Pages render fast in this browser

    14% 86%
    IE 7 48 out of 56 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  19. Pages look pretty in this browser

    14% 86%
    IE 7 43 out of 50 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  20. This browser is extensible

    13% 87%
    IE 7 46 out of 53 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  21. This browser has a large feature set

    10% 90%
    IE 7 49 out of 55 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8
  22. I regularly use this browser

    10% 90%
    IE 7 146 out of 163 picked IE 8 over IE 7 IE 8

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between IE 7 and IE 8 to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.