Ivor O’Connor

April 20, 2009

Firefox Beating IE?

Filed under: Firefox — Tags: — ioconnor @ 6:13 pm

There’s a site at http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser_version-na-daily-20080701-20090420 which shows just how well each of the browsers are doing as a percentage of a particular market and globaly. It’s not clear how accurate this is. For instance there’s no indication of how many people are using it. Perhaps it’s a hobbist tool appealing to mostly poor Firefox users? Google analytic data would be much better since businesses use their tools. Unless the stats from multiple bean counters agree with each other their data is questionable.

The above site made the news because they claim Firefox is now more popular in Europe than any other broswer. Almost more popular than all the IE versions put together. It’s about time! However until other bean counters corroborate their story I’ll treat this information as an outliner. A stat outside the bounds of realism that should not be used for any serious planning. Other than as a conversation point…

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