Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 10:39 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Internet & Networking And so Firefox continues its march into Europe. It is no secret that alternative browsers are much more popular in Europe than they are in North America, and recent statistics by StatCounter confirm that Firefox 3.0 has actually surpassed Internet Explorer 7, making it the most popular browser in Europe.
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Serious numbers
by werpu on Sun 5th Apr 2009 08:37 UTC
werpu
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2006-01-18

I ran google analytics on a programmers centric site I have out there and the result was amazing:
70% firefox, all of them on various incarnations of Firefox3

20% on IE around a little bit less than half of them still on IE6 and.
The rest is other browsers (Dominated by Safari, Opera and Chrome)

Ok this is a german site and programmers centric. But it is a nice indicator of where things are heading!
The best number is the number of IE6 users which soon will be under the you can finally ignore them border of around 5-7%!
In about a years time at least for programmer centric sites you can finally start to ignore the browser.

My personally guess is all of the IE6 users are from corporations and are forced to use it. Most private users nowadays either have shifted to fox or use already ie7, but corporations are the biggest problem!

The weekend numbers will probably show almost no IE6 users if any IE numbers but that will take a little bit longer to gather (the site is relatively new)

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