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July stats: Firefox had more global market share than all IE releases

According to W3Schools statistics for July 2009, Firefox had 47.9% market share, while Internet Explorer 6,7 and 8 had 39.4% combined. Chrome had 6.5%, while Safari and Opera had 3.3% and 2.1% respectively.

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verb3k2935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

to download Firefox

Pennywise2935d ago

If you have a good solid reliable product, people will use it. If you are lacking in innovation, copy catting with new versions, and being bloatware, people will stop using it.

IE and FF are prime examples of how customers should sway the market and force companies to make things better. I have no idea what happened to consumers with the xbox 360.

Johnny Rotten2935d ago

I've been using this add-on for about a month now and it's pretty cool, it basically lets you change the colour of your theme instantly with new themes that show up daily!

https://addons.mozilla.org/...

GEESE2935d ago

Therefore, it sucketh balls.

Johnny Rotten2935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

It must be the same one because that's what I scroll my mouse over to preview but in the add-on tab it says it's any colour.

M337ING2935d ago

Is this a first for the browser industry?

Finalfantasykid2935d ago

Since the browser wars in the 90s, yes I think so...

IdleLeeSiuLung2935d ago

I think this is misleading, because it might be for W3schools only. It wasn't clear other than saying "W3Schools statistics", but where does the data come from. Assuming it is W3schools very own site it makes sense.

Firefox users tend to be a little more sophisticated than your average Joe. The sheer number of add-ons greatly help productivity!

keapon2935d ago

Yep, you're right, IdleLeeSiuLung. This is _just_ traffic for the website running this story; the N4G summary is misleading. From the w3schools.com page:

"W3Schools is a website for people with an interest for web technologies. These people are more interested in using alternative browsers than the average user. The average user tends to use Internet Explorer, since it comes preinstalled with Windows. Most do not seek out other browsers.

These facts indicate that the browser figures above are not 100% realistic. Other web sites have statistics showing that Internet Explorer is used by at least 80% of the users.

Anyway, our data, collected from W3Schools' log-files, over a five year period, clearly shows the long and medium-term trends."

sunil2935d ago

Look at month over month stats Chrome is steadily going up every month too.

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Saaking2935d ago

Firefox is awesome and deserves this. I hate IE why the hell is it so slow.

Bnet3432935d ago

IE8 is fast. On my computer, maybe not on yours. I still use FF for their nice addons. I have ForecastFox and FlagFox.

Saaking2935d ago

Yea I guess it's different for everybody.

IdleLeeSiuLung2935d ago

IE 8 works great for me, but have been rendering pages incorrectly some times even in compatibility mode. This used to be a problem with FireFox, but now the table seem to have switched. Odd isn't it?

cyberwaffles2935d ago

yeah, thats why i like using that little network tweak for firefox. you can eliminate the time it delays a signal to a server and increase more requests to a server. i also hate how IE supports ActiveX, that's a catalyst for hackers/spyware and other malicious software junk.

sunil2935d ago

IE8 would probably be my choice if Chrome wasn't around.

HATE the placement of the refresh on IE. Equally hate the memory utilization of Firefox...

If only Firefox didnt use so much memory !

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