Apple Safari web browser market share passes 4% milestone, up 45% year-over-year

“According to data collected by Market Share, Apple Computer’s Safari Web browser continues to gain market share as it’s [sic] use continues to rise,” Switch To A Mac (STAM) reports.

STAM reports, “In November 2005, Safari’s market share as measured by Market Share (Net Applications) was 2.78 percent. In November 2006, Safari’s market share comes in at 4.03 percent… The rise from 2.78 to 4.03 represents a year-over-year growth of 45 percent (rounded to the nearest whole percent, actual rise is 44.96 percent) for the month of November.”

“The continued Safari usage increase can be used as a metric to track the increase in the number of Mac users. Note that Safari Mac OS X’s default Internet browser. It’s a well know fact that numerous OS X users rely on other browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Camino. As a result, the Safari data is likely to under represent the actual growth of Mac users,” STAM reports.

“Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser has fallen 6.32 percent year-over-year falling from 86.10 percent in November 2005 to 80.65 percent in November 2006,” STAM reports. “Mozilla’s Firefox browser is up 52.7 percent year-over-year rising from 8.84 percent to 13.5 percent over the same period.”

Full article here.

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  1. Rocket Scientist,

    This is America and we have the right to butcher the English Language in any manner and way we want! Look at what we did with ‘Z’. Zee it is easy!

    We have done the same to TV formats, our own Imperial measurements and weights and a plethora of other stuff that most of us have no idea the rest of the world doesn’t use.

    Just leave us alone. We live in our own world.

  2. Another anti-American rant; another busted skull. Some days, it is like shooting fish in a barrel.

    1) The English system of weights and measurements was inherited by America, first off. We didn’t develop it.

    2) The English system works, and has worked for a good, long time. If the system did not adequately meet the needs of people, it would have been discontinued. For instance, there’s a reason why we don’t use the French Revolution-era method to tell time.

    3) What “the rest of the world does” is unimportant, as far as any cultural/national group is concerned, as long as their needs are being met by the given system. And traditionally, the U.S. hasn’t been the only country to use the system, so the whole “rest of the world” argument is based on a lie.

    4) Fourth, do you live your life based on conforming to what everyone around you does? Seriously, are you even suggesting this on a Mac site?

    5) The metric system is divorced from the real world and has no connection to history or experiental reality. A meter has no real meaning in terms of length; a foot does; a “hand” does; an inch does.

    6) If you are an American, you are an embarrasment. Self-hatred doesn’t look good on anyone, especially on internet wacademics who hijack threads to urinate out their tired, bogus arguments.

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