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 mormon on Sat 14th Oct 2006 08:38 UTC in reply to "Opera 0.69%?"
mormon
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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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