Prompted by the news that there have now been 16 million downloads of Firefox 1.0 in two months. I thought I’d check my stats and see what the browser share for this site is. Previously IE (5 & 6) was running at about 96% and that has dropped to around 82%.
Of course there is the small issue of the user agent used by Firefox which, it appears, is being picked up differently by different referrer statistic packages – it shows as Netscape 5 & 7 in my stats. Ohh and let’s not forget that you can also change the user agent if you want.
Anyway, the bottom line is that the browser share for Firefox is definitely growing, but you should always bear in mind that there are three untruths: lies, damned lies and statistics.
I have access to two lots of browser stats for my site, so here’s the browser break down: