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Firefox is King

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Mozilla Firefox is now the king of all browsers. --At least based on the web traffic data gathered from junauza.com and from a popular tech blog by known Windows Vista fanboy user Jeff Atwood. Firefox tops all other web browsers and most importantly kicked its archrival Internet Explorer out of the highest position.

Here is a screenshot of browser usage share from junauza.com based on the web traffic stats gathered by StatCounter:


Browser Usage Share Breakdown:
Browser Name ---User Percentage
Firefox 3.0---50.20%
Firefox 2.0.0---17.40%
MSIE 7.0---11.20%
Konqueror 3.5---3.60%
MSIE 6.0---3.00%
Mozilla 5.0---2.60%
Safari 1.2---2.40%
Opera 9.50---1.80%
Firefox 3.0b5---1.40%
Opera 9.26---1.00%
Opera 9.51---1.00%
Opera 9.27---0.80%
Firefox 3.0 (---0.80%
Firefox 1.5.0---0.60%
Firefox 3.0b4---0.40%
Firefox 1.0.7---0.20%
Firefox 3.0.C---0.20%
Firefox 3.0.02---0.20%
Opera 9.30---0.20%
Firefox 3.0 M---0.20%
Opera 9.23--- 0.20%
Firefox 2.0---0.20%

Note: The data is only based on the last 500 entries taken at a specific time as seen on the screenshot. However, whenever I checked the stats at any given time of the day, Firefox always comes out on top.

Here is a screenshot of browser usage share from codinghorror.com based on the web traffic stats gathered by StatCounter:


Browser Usage Share Breakdown:
Browser Name ---User Percentage
Firefox 3.0---34.80%
Firefox 2.0.0---25.80%
MSIE 7.0---19.00%
MSIE 6.0---7.40%
Opera 9.51---3.40%
Safari 1.2---2.80%
Mozilla 5.0---2.20%
Opera 9.50---1.00%
Firefox 3.0.01---1.00%
Firefox 3.0.C---0.60%
Opera 9.27---0.60%
MSIE 4.01---0.20%
Opera 9.26---0.20%
Opera 4.1.1---0.20%
Firefox 1.5.0---0.20%

Note: You can check out the full web traffic data of Jeff Atwood's blog by clicking on "Traffic Stats" found at the left sidebar of Coding Horror.

Conclusion:
I know that it's not yet safe to conclude that Firefox is already the top web browser on the planet based only on the two traffic stats from two sites. However, I can easily say now that it won't take that long before Firefox will finally and officially be crowned as the king of all browsers.

What are your thoughts about this? Share it with us via comment.

4 comments

  1. It's also interesting to see how Firefox 3 quickly surpassed Firefox 2. I guess the record breaking download day really helped a lot.

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  2. This type of news doesn't sit well with Microsoft... how would they react, similar to this... Firefox sets World Record, Microsoft implodes http://youtube.com/watch?v=f6e3EJqySpc

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  3. AnonymousJuly 15, 2008

    Firefox is Linux technology. Correct?

    Then after reading The Truth about Linux, I don't fell safe trying Firefox. There are too many Intellectual Property issues in the open for me to feel comfortable.

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  4. It has a lot to do with the content of the site. Sites about dogs or home improvement probably have a much greater percentage of IE users than tech blogs (both of the sites in your test).

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