“Internet Explorer has regained nearly 3 percentage points of the browser market since July, while Firefox has dropped 1.4 points in the same period, a Dutch Web metrics vendor said Monday,” Gregg Keizer reports for TechWeb.
“The numbers from OneStat contradict data released last week by U.S.-based Net Applications, which said that Microsoft Corp.’s IE continued to slip and Firefox kept up its sure-but-steady gains,” Keizer reports.
Keizer reports, “According to OneStat, IE’s share of the global browser market at the beginning of October was 85.9 percent, several points higher than Net Applications’ 82.1 percent for the Microsoft browser at the end of September. Likewise, OneStat pegged Firefox at 11.5 percent, while Net Applications had it at 12.5 percent.”
Keizer reports, “The biggest difference between OneStat’s and Net Applications’ data, however, was for Apple Computer’s Safari browser. The Dutch company said Safari accounted for only 1.6 percent of all browsers used, less than half as much as Net Applications’ 3.5 percent.”
MacDailyNews Take: The results are all over the map because it depends upon the sites that whatever firm uses to monitor. For a wild example to illustrate, browser stats for MacDailyNews for October so far show: Safari 61%, Firefox 14%, IE 7% (with other browsers/newsreaders making up the difference).
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Apple’s Safari browser market share up 46% year-over-year – September 03, 2006