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Author Topic: IE marketshare now 67.5%. Safari now on the radar  (Read 2188 times)
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« on: February 02, 2009, 04:39:52 PM »

"Internet Explorer's drop of seven percentage point since February last year is a continuing trend. Microsoft lost over nine percent of browser market share in the preceding two years."

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/soon_majority_will_drop_ie.php
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 05:07:46 PM »

Indeed... The Mac now shows 9.98% of web users. This does not mean Safari, since about 28% of Mac users use FireFox, but that's still really impressive. Some browser stats show Safari as low as 2.75% even until December, but the more prevalent stats show Safari at about 8.3% with FF having about 21 and IE have about 67 and all the rest dividing up the remainder.

No longer a niche product, huh!
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 05:10:52 PM »

i think some of this is the stealth download that apple did in itunes. Many people just double click the icons on their desktop, like my parents. As such, it re-associated with safari. pretty messed up actually.

aside from that, it could be iphones? do they make the distinction?
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 05:27:39 PM »

>iphones?

I think I read that iphones accounted for about .6% of traffic overall in (Oct or Nov ??) 2008.

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.57% last week of Dec

http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/12/iphone-browser-share-christmas-week
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 05:30:59 PM »

thats probably right.

My money is on stealth installs at least accounting for a portion of it then.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 05:42:12 PM »

Actually it's not a sudden surge but has been a nice steady growth. I don't think the stealth trick had that much to do with it. Since Macs now have 10% of the total installed computer landscape, having slightly less for web browsers is hardly unexpected.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 07:04:03 AM »

Funny how the browsers that are 100% standards-compliant (or as close as you can get) like Opera account for such a small minority. It would make our Javascript/CSS lives so much easier if everyone would just use a standards-compliant browser.
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