Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 17:04 UTC
In the News NetApplications has released its latest browser market share figures, and these figures show that Chrome has overtaken Safari as the number three browser worldwide, behind Internet Explorer and Firefox. IE, by the way, continues to lose popularity rather fast.
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RE: OSnews stats
by mrhasbean on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 23:55 UTC in reply to "OSnews’ stats"
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

Don’t read too much into these though.

48% Firefox
16% Chrome
13% Safari
9% IE
8% Opera


These are the type of stats we CAN be reading something from because they show the reality of the situation.

The average Joe and Joanne Lunchbucket will use what is the default browser on the OS they are using. In most cases they don't even know what a Firefox is, if they're Windows users a Safari is something you do in Africa, and Chrome is the stuff car bumpers used to be coated in.

I'm certain Google will find a way of convincing the Lunchbucket family that they need Chrome, but until then the reality is that the percentage gain in market share of Firefox and Chrome - as is shown by the above stats - are really determined by the more IT savvy component of the world's population and their family / friends. For the most part Mac users will stick with Safari and Windows users will stick with IE.

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