IE8 did NOT come out on top. The study says IE and FF3 TIED
. Article header is misleading, as is thread title.
Microsoft funded the study. (read the bottom note)
They used Firefox 3.0.11, not 3.5.2.
I know it was unavailable at the time, but juss' sayin'
Opera 10 was used? in alpha/pre-beta stage?
If you read the article on your link, the comments picked apart the study.