Net Applications: Apple’s Safari Web browser share hit new all-time high of 5.82% in January 2008

Net Applications’ Web Browser stats for January 2008 show Apple’s Safari hit a new all-time high with 5.82% share of the browsers visiting Net Applications’ network of websites worldwide. The data is aggregated from 40,000 websites that are predominantly ecommerce or corporate sites.

Net Applications’ January 2008 Web Browser Stats:
Microsoft Internet Explorer: 75.47% (vs. DEC: 76.07%, JAN 07: 79.98%)
Mozilla Firefox: 16.98% (vs. DEC: 16.78%, JAN 07: 13.70%)
Apple Safari: 5.82% (vs. DEC: 5.58%, JAN 07: 4.72%)
Opera: 0.62%
Netscape: 0.61%
Mozilla: 0.32%
Opera Mini: 0.03%
Playstation: 0.03%
Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer: 0.03%
Konqueror: 0.02%
Blazer: 0.02%
Danger Web Browser: 0.02%
WebTV: 0.01%
ACCESS NetFront: 0.01%

Net Applications’ Browser Market Share for January 2008:

Net Applications’ Apple Safari Web Browser Stats for 2007:
JAN: 4.72%
FEB: 4.86%
MAR: 4.53%
APR: 4.61%
MAY: 4.84%
JUN: 4.51%
JUL: 4.58%
AUG: 4.71%
SEP: 5.11%
OCT: 5.09%
NOV: 5.14%
DEC: 5.59%

Net Applications’ Browser Market Share Trend for Apple Safari for February 2006 to January 2008:

More details can be seen via Net Applications’ here.

MacDailyNews Note: As always, the actual percentage numbers are not as important as the trends shown since all “market share” reports have unique measurement sources. Net Applications, for example measures 40,000 corporate and ecommerce websites — how many of which are restricted to WIndows and/or IE, if any, we do not know. Again, what’s important is the trend (and consistent data points). The trend shows Apple’s Safari ascending.

13 Comments

  1. I like using Safari a lot. I just wish that it I could bring the add-ons that I use with Firefox over.

    Here is a quote from Robert Cailliau, one of the co-founders of the World Wide Web:

    “Today I use mainly Safari because it uses CSS best and above all for the typography. Even Firefox can learn from Safari’s typography. Why is it that so few programs handle text well? Why is typography so lousy on the screen?”

    http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews_interviews_World_Wide_Web_co-inventor_Robert_Cailliau

    Old Mac Man, don’t go to the above web sight. There is photo of a glossy screen and it might burn your eyes out.

  2. I’ve put Safari on this Windows box and all of a sudden BOOM! no more anti-virus warning popups.

    One does have to install the free/open source VLC media player to play the Windows Media crapola.

    By the way, glossy screens suck.

  3. Old Mac Man, don’t go to the above web sight. There is photo of a glossy screen and it might burn your eyes out.

    Don’t mess with the Old Mac Man, he’s a cranky old thing with balls as big as his hands.

    He was part of the ORIGINAL LISA design team and knows Steve Jobs and Woz personally.

    Last I heard he jumped on flight to Albany NY to give some web site owner a piece of his mind.

  4. “Don’t mess with the Old Mac Man, he’s a cranky old thing with balls as big as his hands.”

    Unfortunately, he has no hands. They were vaporized from the intense energy of the sun’s reflection off of the glossy screen of a MacBook. It was instantaneous, since the glare was 10,000K. This is almost twice the temperature of the sun, but is an unavoidable artifact of those damn abominations. Truly a tragedy.

    So, just remember, when you read his idiotic, insane, moronic, juvenile and illogically crazed comments on this subject, have a little understanding and pity. The poor, dear thing.

    Oh yeah, and he ain’t got no friggin’ balls!

  5. I predominantly use Firefox at work, and have for years. But I am using Safari a whole lot on my new iMac at home, and that may translate into a conversion at work, as well.

    Safari has matured and now offers many or all of the functions/characteristics that originally attracted me to Firefox.

  6. “He was part of the ORIGINAL LISA design team and knows Steve Jobs and Woz personally.”

    That explains why he hates Macs so much.

    He does not have big balls, they are old and saggy. He keeps sitting on them . That is why he is grouchy.

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