Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Oct 2006 14:12 UTC
Internet Explorer Recent high-profile security problems with Internet Explorer have done little to dent its market share - or maybe not, according to conflicting reports on web browser use. Web analytics firm OneStat.com reckons that IE's global usage share is 85.85 per cent, an increase of 2.8 per cent since July 2006. Mozilla Firefox's open source browser claims second place with a share of 11.49 per cent, a decrease of 1.44 per cent since July 2006. Apple's Safari claimed 1.61 per cent (down 0.23 per cent), and Opera held 0.69 per cent of the market. However, statistics from websites tools firm Net Applications, cited by Ars Technica, paint a contrasting picture.
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Opera 0.69%?
by Joe User on Fri 13th Oct 2006 15:21 UTC
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

I doubt. I operate several web sites and Opera has between 2 to 10%.

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RE: Opera 0.69%?
by Kroc on Fri 13th Oct 2006 16:07 in reply to "Opera 0.69%?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

What type of website though? I run a website for totally non-technical people mainly in the EEC, and Opera usage is at 0.8% (KHTML is 3% and Gecko 13%)

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RE[2]: Opera 0.69%?
by cfaak on Fri 13th Oct 2006 18:38 in reply to "RE: Opera 0.69%?"
cfaak Member since:
2006-07-13

The reason your site may be reporting a low Opera count is that Opera reports itself as IE on Windows XP - reguardless of the platform. If your users are non-tech then you can besure that they have not changed this - default setting so if you site is just taking the reported user agent IDs of your vistitors - I would guess that you see most of the Opera users as IE on XP.

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RE[2]: Opera 0.69%?
by Joe User on Fri 13th Oct 2006 19:40 in reply to "RE: Opera 0.69%?"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

There's a political web site, a regional health web site and a law portal.

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RE[2]: Opera 0.69%?
by mormon on Sat 14th Oct 2006 08:38 in reply to "Opera 0.69%?"
mormon Member since:
2005-08-13

I think opera has more users. The problem, in estimation of market share of opera, is that, opera presents itself as Internet Explorer by default.

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RE[3]: Opera 0.69%?
by sappyvcv on Sat 14th Oct 2006 13:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Opera 0.69%?"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

It pretends to be IE to fool basic user agent checks, but "Opera" is STILL IN THE USER AGENT STRING. And almost all stats apps now check for that.

However, Opera 9 DOES let you completely mask as IE or Mozilla. But it is not a default.

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