Congrats Open World Browsers…

For the first time in eight years, IE browser users percentage dropped to less than 70% (Thanks to IE 7) as Firefox soared above 20% for first time for a whole month. Chrome has it’s 0.8% share as well, and surprisingly, their launch did not stop Firefox from their expansion.

Guess it is a happy new year for Firefox then :).

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  • maryam

    I like chrome, but always end up facing problems with it and it doesn’t run everything … so I end up using firefox. I only run IE when checking work email or playing MSN games ;)

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    maryam: Really? I rarely need to use Chrome, and IE is now for testing site compatibility :)

    But Chrome needs to open up for user plugins or else

  • http://macaholiq8.blogspot.com MacaholiQ8

    I personally prefer Safari and Firefox though I cannot wait to try Chrome on my Mac, hoping it’s the best of both worlds.

  • http://cute-nemo.blogspot.com nemo

    I use firefox @ home
    but IE6 @ work … much lighter and fast!!

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    MacaholiQ8: It’s fast, much more reliable. But you lose the luxury of plugins. Your choice.

    nemo: Hmm… say that again? IE6! :). You disappoint me. is it lighter and faster than Chrome?

  • http://macaholiq8.blogspot.com MacaholiQ8

    No problem at all… Safari doesn’t support plugins as well yet it’s my browser of choice. I even downloaded Windows version on my slow @$$ Acer laptop and it performs great.

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    MacaholiQ8: Chrome is ur choice then :)

  • http://cute-nemo.blogspot.com nemo

    Chrome will be my future browser (i don’t like this release) + there is no linux version yet

    IE6 7lo i have to admit it :p

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    nemo: Ohh… and IE6 has linux version :/.

    [IE6 7lo i have to admit it :p] Don’t repeat that on my blog :P

  • http://www.tonehealth.org tone health

    Whom to believe and whom not to? I read almost several ratings of Chrome from .8% to 5.2%. It is very conditional as the stats taken by different organization, this is obvious as the users are in various scales and who knows whose users are who?

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    tone Health: Very true. However I think 0.8% is more truthful. 5.2 in this short time is too big to believe

  • http://cute-nemo.blogspot.com nemo

    lol
    @ work i have xp
    @ home linux

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    nemo: @ work I have linux. My home PC is Win XP, my laptop is Macbook :)

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    nemo: I gotta say though, you’re the first and only Kuwaiti girl as I recall who uses Linux @ home.

    Geeky :P

  • http://cute-nemo.blogspot.com nemo

    i had a Macbook too but passed away, “first “generation - random shutdown problem”
    i hated macs after that :p

    there has to be more girls using linux but i don’t know them yet :p

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    nemo: Yeah… keep looking! I’m sure in ten years you will have lots of friends!