Using M$ IE because "IE = Internet" for them -> "don't know" Mass!
They use M$ IE because "IE = Internet" for them they don't know whats this "mysterious" browser they switch on the PC and click @ the blue "e" and are into the Internet.
"2/3 of the world"s (mostly Windows) users are:
-> THE famous "generation 50+",
-> using only some programs (Computer @ work ONLY -> Example: office assistants )
-> people that look at the browser like at a 0815 hammer from discounter ,
-> PEBKACs ( = people permanently nerving the IT-Support -> learning resistant !!! ),
-> don't want know / care about
-> politicians (excluding Pirate-Party & other IT-compatible)
PEBKACs ( = DAUs in german) :
http://www.dau-alarm.de/ (daily German IT/-customer-support manic)
Same situation with Safari on MacOSX (but less absolute number BUT STANDARDS COMPLIENT & WITHOUT ActiveX alias InfectiveX)
I am an Opera-user and I will change from WindowsXP to Linux mint 9 (gnome) soon (keeping Opera)
plus evtl. Windows 7 for games ONLY!
My classification: Advanced User.