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The Firefox Domination

September 12th, 2007 10 comments

Today, for the first time since I let FeedBurner collect my visitor stats, I examined the numbers more closely. I was quite surprised to find that Firefox so totally dominated the web browser statistics. Almost 7 out of 10 visitors were using Firefox 2.0.

Browser stats aug -07,

The reason I got so surprised was that the figure was something like 10% the last time I heard. (Get off my back will you! I’m not a web developer 😉 ). I realized that those numbers must have been several years old, so I did a little googling and came up with some fresh statistics (which by the way showed that Firefox was at 10% in 2004):

2007 IE7 IE6 IE5 Fx Moz S O
July 20.1% 36.9% 1.5% 34.5% 1.4% 1.5% 1.9%

It seems like Internet Explorer has 58.5% of the market, but only 11% among my visitors. From these numbers and the fact that you (my dear reader) is most likely a developer, I draw the following conclusions:

  1. Firefox rocks among developers, and
  2. Internet Explorer is a bleeding product

It is also interesting to see the relatively big differences in Safari (4% vs 1.5%), Opera (3% vs 1.9%) and Other browsers (9% vs 2.2%). I don’t know what to make of it though.

FeedBurner is awesome by the way. No wonder Google bought them.

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