Web Browser Market Share 2010-02
This page is a report on web browser market share, based on traffic of xahlee.org in the past 30 days. (of 240k visits, 683k page views, vast majority of visitors are from US). Stat source is Google Analytics.
Basically, Firefox and IE together eat 73% of the pie. Firefox has slight lead over IE.
Chrome and Safari competes head to head, each taking about 10%. Opera remains the ugly duck in the 2% range. Opera has been like that in the past decade. (Opera's marketing people are rather idiots.)
Here is a similar stat from w3schools.com:
For historical trends and future trends with more comprehensive report, see: [ Browser war ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_war ] and [ Usage share of web browsers ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers ] .
Outsite of tech audience, IE still leads overs Firefox by quite a bit.
Internet Explorer Market Share by IE Versions
It's interesting to look at what versions is IE.
We see that majority (52%) has switched to [ IE 8 ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_8 ] (released in 2009). A 30% are still with [ IE 7 ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_7 ] (released in 2006). Most interesting, is that a whopping 17% is stuck with [ IE 6 ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_6 ], released in 2001!
Who Are Using IE 6?
So, who are using IE 6?? Looks like IE 6 is the top browser in China and Korea:
Though, my xahlee.org's visitors are mostly from English speaking countries, mostly US, then Euro, India. So, this must mean that there are still lots people using IE 6 in US.
Note that Google recently announced stopping support for IE 6, see: googleenterprise.blogspot.com .
Firefox Version Breakdown
|92%||3.5 or 3.6|
Here is the stat from w3schools.com:
Apparently, my website has twice the number of Mac users, and also twice the number of Linux users, than visitors of w3schools.com. This makes sense because half of my site's content is dedicated to programing on unix/linux, and i use mac in the past 20 years.
According to more generic stat sites, for example, statcounter.com or w3counter.com, Linux use is less than 2%, Mac is 5% to 8%.
Wikipedia quote: “… General web stat estimates 95%, while Adobe claims 98% to 99.3%…”.
Here is stats from statowl.com:
|Plugin||Past 6 Month Average|
(2009-09 to 2001-02)
|Windows Media Player Support||72.02%|
From xahlee.org, 86.27% has Java (13.73% doesn't).
For stat report on servers and hosting services, see: netcraft.com .