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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OSnews’ stats
by Kroc on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 21:12 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Don’t read too much into these though.

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

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RE: OSnews� stats
by rexstuff on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 21:48 in reply to "OSnews’ stats"
rexstuff Member since:
2007-04-06

That is very interesting, but what about OS stats?

Also, I am curious if there are any really weird combinations, like IE or Safari on Linux that show up in your stats, if you can see that at all?

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I've been meaning to try it myself. I might be stuck using the standalone set of IE versions that someone has packaged nicely. That's one way it could happen though.

I've also been tempted to change my ID response string. It's often used to tell a website one is using IE when they actually have Firefox (some IE only sites work just fine except for choking on the browser identifier). The thought of messing with some sites browser visit stats tickles me. Maybe hammer an IE favoring site with FF and Chrome visits so the visit stats suggest that they should target standard HTML instead of IE specific crap.

The topic of this site would make the browser/platform visit stats interesting though. Top five percentages is interesting but top bizarre combinations....

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RE: OSnews stats
by mrhasbean on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 23:55 in reply to "OSnews’ stats"
mrhasbean Member since:
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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