Over on O'Reilly Radar, Tim writes about the browser stats they're seeing across the O'Reilly Network and summarizes by saying:
In short, during the past year, Firefox has basically wiped out the Netscape browser, and has taken 20 points of share from IE. Safari browser has grown fractionally, but given the rise in Apple's market share, these numbers would suggest that a good percentage of Apple users are switching to Firefox as well. Meanwhile, Janco reports that Firefox share in the broader market has surged past 10%.
The interesting thing to me is how vastly the numbers differ between tech oriented sites like those O'Reilly hosts, and the more mainstream sites we run at Yahoo.
Firefox is definitely on the rise in the Yahoo logs, but it's not even close to crossing the 50% mark yet. And from what I hear via friends at other large sites (AOL, Microsoft, etc) they're in the same boat we are.
It'll be fun to watch this trend continue. How long does it take for "the rest of the world" to catch up? Will it ever? (I suspect not.) Will we reach a point of equilibrium, maybe? Who knows.
Either way, Firefox recently hit 50,000,000 downloads--quite an impressive accomplishment!
Posted by jzawodn at May 02, 2005 11:36 AM