There’s been a lot of talk about Firefox turning 5 years old today. Seems like a good time to take a look at web browser market share. One place for this data is the Global Stats page for StatCounter.com.
Top 5 Browers
Internet Explorer has 57.15%, Firefox 32.03% and then a virtual three way tie between Chrome (4.46%), Safari (3.58%), and Opera (2%). Here’s the bart chart version of this graph:
IE 7 at 22.73%, IE 8 at 19.46%, Firefox 3.5 at 19.32%, IE 6 at 14.94% (Ug!), Firefox 3.0 at 11.22%, Safari 4.0 at 3% and Firefox 2.0 at 1.28%. Everything else is below 1%. Here’s the bar chart version:
The good news is that IE 7, IE 8 and Firefox 3.0+ accounts for 72% of the browser market. The bad news is that IE 6 is still holding on at nearly 15%.
It would be great it other stats services like Google Analytics and Quantcast offered this view on the global browser market. Matt posted some browser stats for WordPress.com, which gets a pretty wide audience.
The only real browser stats that matter of course are the ones for your own site. Here’s the browser stats for josephscott.org (from Google Analytics):
Firefox at 58.34%, IE at 19.86%, Safari at 10.70%, and Chrome at 6.92%. The really good news is that IE 6 accounts for less than 4%. Here’s the breakdown for operating systems:
Windows at 70.75%, Mac at 20.94%, and Linux at 7%. Out of the Windows users XP accounts for 65.33%, Vista 27.59%, NT (Seriously?) 4.84%, and Server 2003 at 1.52%. That’s a lot higher percentage for Mac and Linux than StatCounter Global Stats, which isn’t too surprising considering my blog posts skew more towards Mac and open source topics.