The browser was running on 14 per cent of the world's computers in December, according to data from web traffic measurement firm HitsLink.
By January about a third of all Internet Explorer users had switched to the new IE7 browser, leaving the majority stuck with the older version 6.
Firefox users, meanwhile, have been more eager to adopt the latest version launched in October. Roughly half of all users are on Firefox 2.0, the Hitslink data indicates.
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