Browser Shares Reveal True Benefits of Open Source
Dec 07, 2009, 19:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The thrust of the Ars story was how IE8 has passed the market
share of IE7 (though not, amazingly, IE6, the current Bane of the
'Net), which does not interest Linux users, except to highlight the
capacity for Windows users to stick with what they know even if it
puts all of their data at risk. In looking at the data, however, I
was interested to note how much market share the open source
browsers had against the proprietary.
"In the figure above, you can see the pie chart from the data
source at Net Applications. Right away, you can see that Firefox is
at a healthy 24.72 percent of the worldwide browser market,
according to Net Applications. That's a respectable number, but the
one that really interests me is IE's share: only 63.62 percent.
This is a figure that clearly demonstrates how far the Microsoft IE
juggernaut has fallen against open source browsers."