Some semi-anonymous browser statistics from a non-technology-related e-commerce website during a one-week period in early February 2006:
|84.1%||Internet Explorer (97% of these using IE6)|
|9.6%||Firefox (43% of these using v1.5)|
A few thoughts:
- Firefox really does have somewhere around 10% of the market. Most of the other statistics I’ve seen are skewed towards a more tech-aware crowd and lean more in favour of Firefox.
- Almost everyone uses Internet Explorer is up to version 6. It has been out for a few years now, and upgrading is easy, but I’m still surprised how few people are still on IE 5/5.5. This bodes relatively well for update of IE7 (which is already starting to show up in the statistics in beta form).
- A few people (literally, just a “few”) use IE5.x for the Mac
- Not even one visitor during this week used Netscape 4 or Internet Explorer 4. Not one. I never thought I would live to see such a time.
- Mac users are around 4%, Linux users below 0.3%. Someone visited using OS/2!
Ah, bullet points – lazy cousin of the paragraph.