Skip to comments.Firefox Loses Browser Share, Safari Gains
Posted on 02/21/2007 6:11:42 PM PST by Swordmaker
Net Applications reports that Firefox lost share but Apple's Safari continued to gain ground.
Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox browser lost market share last month, Web metrics company Net Applications reported Wednesday. But Apple Inc.'s Safari continued to gain ground, an indicator of a slow but sure uptick in Macintosh sales.
In January, Firefox accounted for 13.7 percent of the browser usage market, Aliso Viejo, Ca.-based Net Applications said, down slightly from 14 percent the month before. The dip was the first since May 2006. Since then, Firefox's share has risen continually month to month.
"It appears to be a real dip," not a statistical anomaly, said Vincent Vizzaccaro, Net Applications' executive vice president of marketing and strategic relationships. "It's still bigger than November, though, as if Firefox had a little spike in December.
"Firefox has had minor setbacks like this before," said Vizzaccaro.
More conspicuous than Firefox's slip, however, has been Safari's steady march. The Apple browser, which is based in part on the open-source Konqueror, boosted its share to 4.7 percent in January from 4.2 percent in December. A year ago, Safari held 3.1 percent of the browser market.
"The more interesting trend is on the Safari side," said Vizzaccaro. "It looks like it's taking share away from browsers in the Windows environment."
Net Applications, which also tracks Web users' operating systems, said that the increase in Safari's share has been matched move for move by a climb in Mac OS X use. In January, the combined PowerPC- and Intel-based Mac OS X share was 6.2 percent, up from December's 5.7 percent. "Both Safari and Mac OS X are heading in the same direction -- up," Vizzaccaro said.
Windows XP still has an overwhelming lead in operating systems, however, with 85 percent. Microsoft's Internet Explorer accounted for 79.8 percent of the browser market in January.
Windows Vista, which debuted to businesses in November but only hit retail Jan. 30, had just 0.2 percent share by then, according to Net Applications.
It'll be nice to see both browsers get new versions. Safari is more in need of updating than Firefox, but still.
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Get Safari Extender and it is like getting a whole new version with really useful new functions.
I'd love to, but I'm still stuck on my approaching-three-years-old Inspiron 6000.
Had to head down to CompUSA today, and I managed to spend a few minutes messing with their Mac displays. I was set on saving up for a MacBook, but I think I've got no choice but to aim for the MacBook Pro. That thing is really something.
There are currently 236 Freepers on the list. I have no problems with any other postings.... just the Ping list. It only happens when I am posting the list. Is there perhaps a limit in FreeRepublic on the number of addressees?
Go for it. I am greatly appreciating mine.
Need the money first. Right now, funds are low enough that I've had to leave school to get a job, and my car is going to need a couple of thousand bucks invested into it before summer. I can't justify getting a new computer now, and probably won't for another 12-18 months.
To get into specifics of your problem you need to communicate with John Robinson. He designed and maintains the software. The mods have no special knowledge of it.
Sorry, left you off my reply at #11
Don't worry about it. Don't worry about it.
Windows upgraded Explorer to be similar to Firefox, so there was less advantage to switching. I didn't install the new IE, because Windows won't let you install IE without installing Windows Genuine Advantage.
I'm new to the MacBook Pro and was wondering if there was a way that I could "shortcut some command prompts for HTML code" like hitting CNTRL and another key and it would type out < img src="...etc.."> or some other premade typed command? thanks for your help..
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