There are various articles floating around the Internet right now about how Firefox has overtaken IE as the most popular browser in the world… Let’s have a look at Mike Albee’s Article from the LA Business Tech Examiner
Ok, let’s take a look at the graph referenced in the article:
A quick analysis of it does show, yes Firefox 3.5 is more popular than Internet Explorer 7, however is IE 7 the only browser Microsoft has and is IE 7 representative of what you call “Internet Explorer”? No, by no means. IE is IE6, IE7 and IE8. Oh one other thing before we get in to the nitty gritty of the stats. The comment about Firefox:
Each new version built upon the project’s original goals of speed, security, and reliability.
So, why is it then that they have to patch it for security holes more frequently than IE? Here’s a good article describing this:
Interesting thing, it’s a linux based article too, so no bias either.
Anyways back to the numbers, I think it’s interesting how you got to the conculsion that Firefox “trounced” (article headline) IE, because if we add up everything – Stats Counter, the same people providing the aforementioned graphs give us the real result:
…and in case you think I’m making this up, here is a URL for you to visit:
Looks to me like IE still has a demanding stronghold on the market – in fact if my math proves me right – I think that 60% (about what IE has) is DOUBLE 30% (what Firefox has)….
What’s next? Linux being more popular than Windows (95)? 😉