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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RE[2]: Opera 0.69%?
by cfaak on Fri 13th Oct 2006 18:38 UTC 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[3]: Opera 0.69%?
by Kroc on Fri 13th Oct 2006 18:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Opera 0.69%?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I wrote the sniffer myself, it detects a large number of different browsers, and can detect opera, even when it's spoofing. My Opera usage figure is accurate. I have Opera v5-v9 installed and about ten other browsers installed for this purpose.

(edit: missed 'have')

Edited 2006-10-13 18:56

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RE[3]: Opera 0.69%?
by aliquis on Sun 15th Oct 2006 01:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Opera 0.69%?"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

I think the default for Opera have been to show Opera for quite some time now.

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